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vi·cu·ña

or vi·cu·na  (vĭ-ko͞o′nyə, vī-, vī-ko͞o′nə, -kyo͞o′-, vĭ-)
n.
1. A ruminant mammal (Vicugna vicugna) of the central Andes, related to the llama and having fine silky wool.
2.
a. The wool of this mammal.
b. Fabric made from this wool.

[Spanish, from Quechua wikuña.]

vicuña

(vɪˈkuːnjə) or

vicuna

n
1. (Animals) a tawny-coloured cud-chewing Andean artiodactyl mammal, Vicugna vicugna, similar to the llama: family Camelidae
2. (Textiles) the fine light cloth made from the wool obtained from this animal
[C17: from Spanish vicuña, from Quechuan wikúña]

vi•cu•na

or vi•cu•ña

(vaɪˈku nə, -ˈkyu-, vɪ-, vɪˈku nyə)

n., pl. -nas or -ñas.
1. a wild Andean ruminant, Vicugna vicugna, closely related to the llama.
2. a fabric of the soft wool of this animal or of some substitute.
[1585–95; < Sp vicuña < Quechua wik'uña]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vicuna - the wool of the vicunavicuna - the wool of the vicuna    
wool - fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into yarn for weaving
2.vicuna - a soft wool fabric made from the fleece of the vicunavicuna - a soft wool fabric made from the fleece of the vicuna
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.vicuna - small wild cud-chewing Andean animal similar to the guanaco but smallervicuna - small wild cud-chewing Andean animal similar to the guanaco but smaller; valued for its fleecy undercoat
artiodactyl, artiodactyl mammal, even-toed ungulate - placental mammal having hooves with an even number of functional toes on each foot
genus Vicugna, Vicugna - a genus of Camelidae
Translations

vicuña

[vɪˈkjuːnə] Nvicuña f

vicuña

n (= animal, wool)Vicunja nt

vicuña

[vɪˈkjuːnjə] nvigogna