alpaca

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al·pac·a

 (ăl-păk′ə)
n. pl. alpaca or al·pac·as
1. A domesticated South American ruminant mammal (Vicugna pacos or Lama pacos), related to the llama and having fine, long wool.
2.
a. The silky wool of this mammal.
b. Cloth made from alpaca.
3. A fabric that imitates alpaca, made from various natural or synthetic fibers.

[American Spanish, from Aymara and Quechua allpaqa.]

alpaca

(ælˈpækə)
n
1. (Animals) a domesticated cud-chewing artiodactyl mammal, Lama pacos, closely related to the llama and native to South America: family Camelidae. Its dark shaggy hair is a source of wool
2. (Textiles) the cloth made from the wool of this animal
3. (Textiles) a glossy fabric simulating this, used for linings, etc
[C18: via Spanish from Aymara allpaca]

alpaca

(ælˈpækə) or sometimes

alpacca

n
1. (Jewellery) a type of nickel silver used in jewellery
2. (Elements & Compounds) a type of nickel silver used in jewellery
[of uncertain origin]

al•pac•a

(ælˈpæk ə)

n., pl. -pac•as.
1. a domesticated South American hoofed mammal, Lama pacos, having long, soft, silky fleece, related to the llama and believed to be a variety of the guanaco.
2. the fleece of this animal.
3. a yarn or fabric made of it.
4. any fabric simulating alpaca wool cloth.
[1805–15; < Sp < Aymara allpaqa]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alpaca - wool of the alpacaalpaca - wool of the alpaca      
wool - fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into yarn for weaving
2.alpaca - a thin glossy fabric made of the wool of the Lama pacos, or made of a rayon or cotton imitation of that wool
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
3.alpaca - domesticated llama with long silky fleecealpaca - domesticated llama with long silky fleece; believed to be a domesticated variety of the guanaco
llama - wild or domesticated South American cud-chewing animal related to camels but smaller and lacking a hump
genus Lama, Lama - llamas
Translations
alpaka
alpakka
alpaka
alpaca
alpaka
alpacka

alpaca

[ælˈpækə] Nalpaca f

alpaca

[ælˈpækə]
n
(= wool) → alpaga m
(= animal) → alpaga m
modif (= wool) [coat, sweater] → en alpaga

alpaca

nAlpaka nt attrAlpaka-; alpaca woolAlpakawolle f

alpaca

[ælˈpækə] n (animal, wool) → alpaca m inv
References in periodicals archive ?
Wheeler tambien trae a colacion, para sostener su punto de vista sobre la diferenciacion en generos, a Lopez Aranguren (1930) y Cabrera (1932), y en aras de su coherencia (la llama se origino del guanaco y la alpaca de la vicuna), reubica taxonomicamente a la alpaca como Vicugna pacos, dejando a la llama como Lama glama.
Por lo tanto, se ha reclasificado la alpaca, antes Lama pacos, como Vicugna pacos (Wheeler, 2006).