3. [syn: vicuna, Vicugna vicugna]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Vicuna \Vi*cu"[~n]a\, Vicugna \Vi*cu"gna\, n. [Sp. vicu[~n]a.
Cf. Vigonia.] (Zool.)
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the wool of the vicuna
2: a soft wool fabric made from the fleece of the vicuna
3: small wild cud-chewing Andean animal similar to the guanaco
but smaller; valued for its fleecy undercoat [syn: vicuna,