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.


Wool of the alpaca.


A thin kind of cloth made of the wooly hair of the alpaca, often mixed with silk or with cotton.


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