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[n] domesticated llama with long silky fleece; believed to be a domesticated variety of the guanaco
[n] a thin glossy fabric made of the wool of the alpaca, or a rayon or cotton imitation
[n] wool of the alpaca

Synonyms

Lama pacos

Misc. Definitions

\Al*pac"a\, n. [Sp. alpaca, fr. the original Peruvian name of the animal. Cf. {Paco}.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) An animal of Peru ({Lama paco}), having long, fine, wooly hair, supposed by some to be a domesticated variety of the llama.
2. Wool of the alpaca.
3. A thin kind of cloth made of the wooly hair of the alpaca, often mixed with silk or with cotton.

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