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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
References in classic literature ?
If we take on the one side, the elephant, [7] hippopotamus, giraffe, bos caffer, elan, certainly three, and probably five species of rhinoceros; and on the American side, two tapirs, the guanaco, three deer, the vicuna, peccari, capybara (after which we must choose from the monkeys to complete the number), and then place these two groups alongside each other, it is not easy to conceive ranks more disproportionate in size.
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This autumnal shade is one of the season's easiest trends to try, says EMMA JOHNSONBrown Brown heavy sole desert boot PS48, Next Militarystyle jacket in tan PS69.99, Zara Tan suedette funnel-neck jacket PS49, Burton Acne Studios Canada fringed wool scarf PS110, mrporter.com Reversible tan belt PS12.99, Gap Slim-fit twill trousers PS17.99, H&M Drifter cotton cable jumper in vicuna heather PS37, Lands' End Black Label military wool doublebreasted coat PS53, Jacamo Brown performance Derby toe cap shoe PS99.95, Charles Tyrwhitt Jacket PS30, jumper PS14, trousers PS16, all Matalan * Prices correct at time of going to print.
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