Vi*cu"na, Vi*cu"gna (?), n. [Sp. vicuna. 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.


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