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  • n. Alternative form of vicuna.

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  • n. A South American mammal (Auchenia vicunna) native of the elevated plains of the Andes, allied to the llama but smaller. It has a thick coat of very fine reddish brown wool, and long, pendent white hair on the breast and belly. It is hunted for its wool and flesh.

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  • n. small wild cud-chewing Andean animal similar to the guanaco but smaller; valued for its fleecy undercoat
  • n. the wool of the vicuna
  • n. a soft wool fabric made from the fleece of the vicuna

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  • A relative of the llama, native to the Andes and especially prevalent in Peru.

    I saw one being toted around a small town in ceremonial garb. Cute, bigeyed creature, with a strange innocent haughtiness.

    November 8, 2007