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vi·cu·ñaor vi·cu·na (vĭ-ko͞o′nyə, vī-, vī-ko͞o′nə, -kyo͞o′-, vĭ-)
1. A ruminant mammal (Vicugna vicugna) of the central Andes, related to the llama and having fine silky wool.
a. The wool of this mammal.
b. Fabric made from this wool.
[Spanish, from Quechua wikuña.]
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]
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]
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|Noun||1.||vicuna - 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 vicuna|
|3.||vicuna - 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