meaning of alpaca

alpaca meaning in General Dictionary

An animal of Peru Lama paco having long good wooly locks expected by some becoming a domesticated selection of the llama

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  • wool for the alpaca
  • a slim shiny material made from the wool associated with the Lama pacos, or made from a rayon or cotton imitation of this wool
  • domesticated llama with lengthy silky fleece; thought to be a domesticated number of the guanaco
  • An animal of Peru (Lama paco), having long, fine, wooly locks, supposed by some is a domesticated variety of the llama.
  • Wool of this alpaca.
  • A thin sorts of fabric manufactured from the wooly hair associated with alpaca, usually blended with silk or with cotton fiber.

alpaca meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1792, from Spanish alpaca, probably from Aymara allpaca, associated with Quechua p'ake "yellowish-red." The al- is perhaps from impact of Arabic definite article (view almond). Attested in English from 1753 into the type pacos.


alpaca meaning in Veterinary Dictionary

a) a type of llama present Peru and adjacent South American countries b) the product of alpaca; a form of wool that can be used to create products.


alpaca - Spanish to English

alpaca


alpaca meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) An animal of Peru (Lama paco), having long, fine, wooly tresses, expected by some to be a domesticated number of the llama.

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  • (letter.) Wool associated with alpaca.
  • (letter.) A thin type of fabric made of the wooly tresses of alpaca, usually mixed with silk or with cotton fiber.

Sentence Examples with the word alpaca

Unsuccessful attempts were made to acclimatize the alpaca goat in England, on the European continent and in Australia, and even to cross certain English breeds of sheep 1 Grown in Peru but shipped from Valparaiso.

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