Meaning of alpaca

al•pac•a

Pronunciation: (al-pak'u), [key]
— n.
  1. a domesticated South American hoofed mammal, Lama pacos, having long, soft, silky fleece, related to the llama and believed to be a variety of the guanaco.
  2. the fleece of this animal.
  3. a fabric or yarn made of it.
  4. a glossy, commonly black woolen fabric with cotton warp.
  5. a crepe fabric made of rayon and acetate yarn in imitation of alpaca wool cloth.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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