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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.
Once imprisoned, Glas was replaced by Maria Alejandra Vicuna.
Sobre la decision informaron el obispo Fernando Ramos, coordinador nacional de la visita, el director ejecutivo de la senalada instancia, Javier Peralta, y su secretaria ejecutiva, Maria Paz Vicuna.
Reggie Pruitt led off with a triple and scored when Kevin Vicuna reached on an error by first baseman Austin Filiere.
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Very vaniloquent, vocating, vagabond Vicuna vomits vocabulary.
El Peru ha llegado a ser el mayor productor de fibra de vicuna a nivel mundial, comercializando hasta 5 500 kg por ano, lo que genera un sustancial ingreso economico a las comunidades altoandinas (Quispe et al, 2009).
Una de las especies que habita la RPNYC es la vicuna (Vicugna vicugna), la cual se halla amenazada y es, sin embargo, un recurso clave para el desarrollo economico y la proteccion de los ecosistemas.
Un sintoma primigenio de dichos procesos es, sin duda, la organizacion de la Exposicion del Coloniaje, instancia impulsada por Benjamin Vicuna Mackenna durante su cargo como intendente de la ciudad de Santiago (1872-1875) y celebrada en 1873 en el antiguo Palacio de los Gobernadores, contiguo a la Intendencia (hoy Correos de Chile).
CAST: Elena Anaya, Benjamin Vicuna, Nestor Cantillana, Sergio Hernandez, Silvia Marty, Antonia Zegers, Pablo Cerda
1) En el caso de la historia de mi encuentro con la Coleccion Vicuna Mackenna en Chile en el Archivo Nacional de Chile, ella fue la constatacion de una perdida pero tambien la posibilidad de una recuperacion.
Carrion; "Unfitting Shoes: Footwear Fashions and Social Mobility in Colonial Peru," by Sara Vicuna Guengerich; "Licion de Llevar Chapines: Drag, Footwear, and Gender Performance in Guillen de Castro's La Fuerza de la Costumbre," by Harry Velez Quinones; "When the Shoe Is Not an Object: The Chinela as Thing in Lope de Vega's El Caballero de Olmedo," by John Beusterien; "On a Pedestal: From Renaissance Chopines to Baroque Heels," by Javier Irigoyen-Garci'a; "Objects of Culture in the Literature of Imperial Spain," by Frederic Conrod.