3. [syn: alpaca, Lama pacos]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Alpaca \Al*pac"a\, n. [Sp. alpaca, fr. the original Peruvian
name of the animal. Cf. Paco.]
1. (Zool.) An animal of Peru (Lama paco), having long,
fine, wooly hair, supposed by some to be a domesticated
variety of the llama.
2. Wool of the alpaca.
3. A thin kind of cloth made of the wooly hair of the alpaca,
often mixed with silk or with cotton.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: wool of the alpaca
2: a thin glossy fabric made of the wool of the Lama pacos, or
made of a rayon or cotton imitation of that wool
3: domesticated llama with long silky fleece; believed to be a
domesticated variety of the guanaco [syn: alpaca, Lama