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  • n. Any of a family of mammals including the camel, llama, alpaca, guanaco, and vicuña.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ruminant mammal of the family Camelidœ.


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  • They are somewhat timid (although not so shy as the ultimate fiber-producing camelid, the vicuña, a wild, endangered inhabitant of the Andean mountains that can only be shorn every three years for its exquisite fur), the alpaca has been domesticated for a very, very long time, and appears in artwork of the Moche people (CE 100 to 800).

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Also new to me were Vicuna Vicugna vicugna, a small Andean camelid with rodent-like incisors.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • This now means that I've seen all extant camelid species (all in captivity, of course), though note that the species-level taxonomy of South American camelids is a little muddled (Kadwell et al. 2001).

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • The vicuña is a relative of the llama and alpaca, another camelid, but with even softer and finer wool.

    colca canyon trip, day one

  • I have asked a number of folks for their opinions, but I think this could represent some sort of camelid, likely a llama.

    Some More Very Old Rock Art

  • The mantle consists of a central panel and friezelike border, both made of natural cotton and brightly dyed camelid wool.

    Fabric of Time

  • The skeleton would be reassembled, reinforced with sticks, and internal organs would be replaced with clay, camelid fibers, and dried plants, while muscles would be re-created with thin bundles of wild reeds and sea grasses.

    Making the Dead Beautiful: Mummies as Art

  • We own alpacas (fiber producing animal of the camelid family) and currently raise them near Houston Tx. It would be nice to bring some of our herd with us if we decide to move to Mexico.

    to Randy in Arandas

  • Although llamas and buddhist llamas are both members of the camelid family, there are many differences between them.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

  • Doomed twice but still going strong, the domesticated camelid in a custom-built wheelchair brings amusement to the old and young alike, validating the hopes of an owner who, with others, has spent a small fortune to spare her life.

    Berks county news


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  • Would you shop for a camelid in the same haberdashery where you would look for a horsecollar?

    March 3, 2016