from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A domesticated South American ruminant mammal (Vicugna pacos or Lama pacos), related to the llama and having fine, long wool.
- noun The silky wool of this mammal.
- noun Cloth made from alpaca.
- noun A fabric that imitates alpaca, made from various natural or synthetic fibers.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A mammal, the Auchenia pacos, a native of the Andes, especially of the mountains of Chili and Peru.
- noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) An animal of Peru (
Lama paco), having long, fine, wooly hair, supposed by some to be a domesticated variety of the llama.
- noun Wool of the alpaca.
- noun A thin kind of cloth made of the wooly hair of the alpaca, often mixed with silk or with cotton.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A sheep-like animal of the
Andes, Vicugna pacos, in the camel family, closely related to the llama, guanaco, and vicuña.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun domesticated llama with long silky fleece; believed to be a domesticated variety of the guanaco
- noun wool of the alpaca
- noun a thin glossy fabric made of the wool of the Lama pacos, or made of a rayon or cotton imitation of that wool
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
The late Jonathan Silver, and now his widow, brother and daughters, revived Titus Salt's spirit at Saltaire, the factory village built on the proceeds of learning to spin alpaca which other textile specialists believed impossible.
Did you know that a baby alpaca is called a “cria” or that a group of cheetahs is known as a “coalition”?
I've started on the alpaca, which is Ace-colored and amuses me.
A decade ago, Mr. Ferla innovated the use of baby alpaca, which is softer than cashmere.
The alpaca is a small animal from the camel family with a soft, lush coat.
The wool of the llama, alpaca, and vicuña is used in manufacture of the cloth known as alpaca, and the value of the shipments to Great Britain usually exceeds one million dollars a year.
Today I went to another market with my teacher and saw some of the beautiful things that the locals make; its a lot of products made from alpaca and baby alpaca, which is very soft.
The alpaca is a little fuzzy and makes up the yoke.
'' People with allergies can usually wear llama or alpaca, which is from the same family, but much smaller, '' said Larson.
They also make excellent guard animals for smaller beasts, such as alpaca or sheep.