noun al·paca \al-ˈpa-kə\

: a South American animal that is related to the llama and has long woolly hair

: wool of the alpaca or a cloth made of it

Full Definition of ALPACA

:  a domesticated mammal (Vicugna pacos syn. Lama pacos) especially of Peru that is probably descended from the vicuña
a :  wool of the alpaca
b (1) :  a thin cloth made of or containing this wool
(2) :  a rayon or cotton imitation of this cloth

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Origin of ALPACA

Spanish, from Aymara allpaqa
First Known Use: 1747

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ALPACA Defined for Kids


noun al·paca \al-ˈpa-kə\

Definition of ALPACA for Kids

:  a South American animal related to the camel and llama that is raised for its long woolly hair which is woven into warm strong cloth


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