from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A domesticated South American mammal (Lama pacos), related to the llama and having fine, long wool.
- n. The silky wool of this mammal.
- n. Cloth made from alpaca.
- n. A coat made of this cloth.
- n. A glossy cotton or rayon and wool fabric.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sheep-like animal of the Andes, Vicugna pacos, in the camel family, closely related to the llama, guanaco, and vicuña.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An animal of Peru (Lama paco), having long, fine, wooly hair, supposed by some to be a domesticated variety of the llama.
- n. Wool of the alpaca.
- n. A thin kind of cloth made of the wooly hair of the alpaca, often mixed with silk or with cotton.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mammal, the Auchenia pacos, a native of the Andes, especially of the mountains of Chili and Peru.
- n. A fabric manufactured from the hair or wool of the alpaca, either wholly or in part, or made in imitation of this, used for clothing in warm climates, for coat-linings, and very largely for umbrellas.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. domesticated llama with long silky fleece; believed to be a domesticated variety of the guanaco
- n. wool of the alpaca
- n. a thin glossy fabric made of the wool of the Lama pacos, or made of a rayon or cotton imitation of that wool
American Spanish, from Aymara allpaca.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish, from Aymara allpaca. (Wiktionary)