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vicuña

noun vi·cu·ña \vi-ˈkün-yə, vī-; vī-ˈkü-nə, və-, -ˈkyü-\

: a large South American animal that produces wool which is used for clothing

Full Definition of VICUÑA

1
:  a wild ruminant (Vicugna vicugna syn. Lama vicugna) of the Andes from Peru to Argentina that is related to the llama and alpaca
2
a :  the wool from the vicuña's fine lustrous undercoat
b :  a fabric made of vicuña wool; also :  a sheep's wool imitation of this

Variants of VICUÑA

vi·cu·ña or vi·cu·na \vi-ˈkün-yə, vī-; vī-ˈkü-nə, və-, -ˈkyü-\

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Origin of VICUÑA

Spanish vicuña, from Quechua wik'uña
First Known Use: 1604

Rhymes with VICUÑA

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