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Definition of the noun alpaca

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noun - plural: alpacas

  1. wool of the alpaca
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic word: wool = fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into yarn for weaving
  2. a thin glossy fabric made of the wool of the Lama pacos, or made of a rayon or cotton imitation of that wool
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: cloth / fabric / material / textile = artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
  3. domesticated llama with long silky fleece; believed to be a domesticated variety of the guanaco
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • scientific name: Lama pacos
    • more generic word: llama = wild or domesticated South American cud-chewing animal related to camels but smaller and lacking a hump
    • member of: genus Lama / Lama = llamas
    • young animal: cria
    • collective noun: herd
    • collateral adjective: camelid

Alternative definition of the noun alpaca

noun

  1. A sheeplike animal of the Andes. It is a South American member of the camel family, Camelidae (order Artiodactyla), of mammals; its Latin name is Lama pacos. It is closely related to the llama, guanaco, and vicuña, which are referred to collectively as lamoids.

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Alpaca is a fictional character from the 2007 film Sunday Light.

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Google previewThe Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes (2010)

Personalize Your Craft with Organic Colors from Acorns, Blackberries, Coffee, and Other Everyday Ingredients by Sasha Duerr

The alpaca is a domesticated South American cam- elid, which resembles a small llama. Alpaca is a super soft, luxurious fiber that is also warm, light, and durable. It accepts dyes well, making it a favorite of many hand-dyers. A great benefit of ...

Google previewPeru - Culture Smart! (2012)

The Essential Guide to Culture & Customs by John Forrest

poncho is also a Quechua word, while alpaca is an Aymara word. Many indigenous place-names, some from ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Anthropology: What Does It Mean to Be Human? by Robert H. Lavenda, ISBN 2900195189765 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Alpaca is a domesticated species of South American camelid. It resembles a small llama in superficial appearance. alpacas and llamas differ in that alpacas have straight ears and llamas have banana-shaped ears. The Amazons are a nation ...

Google previewCamels and Llamas at Work (2006)

by Julia Barnes

Alpaca: descended from the guanaco, the alpaca is a domesticated animal, bred especially for its wool. • Llama: also descended from the guanaco, the llama has lived with humans for about five thousand years — making it one of the oldest ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Earth and Its Peoples, Brief -Complete by Richard Bulliet, ISBN 9780618992218 (2013)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

alpaca: alpaca is a domesticated species of South American ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: The Human Past (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

alpaca: alpaca is a domesticated species of South American camelid. It resembles a small ...

Google previewNew York City Zoos and Aquarium (2006)

by Joan Scheier

An alpaca is a soft wooly mammal that is smaller than a llama or camel. Every spring the zoo sponsors a sheep shearing at the zoo and explains the many uses of the wool that was collected. The children's zoo is just up a path from the main ...

Google previewClaire Shaeffer's Fabric Sewing Guide (2008)

by Claire Shaeffer

The alpaca is a member of the camel family. It is humpless and only 3 to 31⁄2 feet tall. This domesticated animal is raised for its soft, fine hair, in the mountains of Peru and surrounding countries. Sheared every two years, the long hair (8" to ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Archaeology : Theories, Methods and Practice by Colin Renfrew, ISBN 9780500287132 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Alpaca is a domesticated species of South American camelid. It resembles a small llama in superficial appearance. alpacas and llamas differ in that alpacas have straight ears and llamas have banana-shaped ears. Camelids are members ...

Google previewHandbook of Commercial Geography (1892)

by George Goudie Chisholm

The alpaca is an animal closely allied to the llama, and, like it, a native of the lofty plateaux of the Andes. It has long been domesticated for the sake of its wool, which is remarkably soft and elastic. This wool, though long used in spinning and ...

Google previewMaster the ASVAB Basics (2010)

by Peterson's

An alpaca is an animal used for herding in.

Google previewChisholm's Handbook of Commercial Geography (1903)

by George Goudi Chisholm, Laurence Dudley Stamp, Samuel Carter Gilmour

The alpaca is an animal closely allied to the llama, and, like it, a native of the lofty plateaux of the Andes. It has long been domesticated for the sake of its wool, which is remarkably soft and elastic. This wool, though long used in spinning and ...

Google previewThe Circle of Knowledge (1919)

Essential Facts of Everyday Interest in Nature, Geography, History, Travel, Government, Science, Invention, Education, Language, Literature, Fine Arts, Philosophy, Religion, Industry, Biography, Human Culture, and Universal Progress. Easy to Read; Easy to Understand; Easy to Retain by Henry Woldmar Ruoff

e alpaca is a native of the Andes, from the equator to Tierra del Fuego, but is most freguent on the highest mountains of Peru an Chile, ...

Google previewA Novel Green Treatment for Textiles (2014)

Plasma Treatment as a Sustainable Technology by Chi-wai Kan

The best selected type of alpaca is the suri, which is longer, silkier and finer and has curl throughout its length (The Hong Kong Cotton Spinners Association 2007). The Angora rabbit produces ...

Google previewThe Gospel in All Lands (1888)

The alpaca is a sort of cross between the llama and the sheep. The mineral wealth of Bolivia is proverbial. The silver mines of Potosi have long been celebrated as the EJIPEROR OF BRAZIL. richest in the world. The most useful 434 THE ...

Google previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Animal Symbolism in World Art (2006)

by Hope B. Werness

ALPACA Below: Inca alpaca figure sculpted in light stone. Alpacas and Hamas were among the most valued possessions in tne Andean highlands, c. 1200- 1532. Collection unfcnoum. or the Art — to come to understand nature/self and ...

Google previewInternational Wildlife Encyclopedia: Leopard - marten (2002)

by Maurice Burton, Robert Burton

guanicoe; alpaca , L pacos; vicuna, Vicugna vicugna WEIGHT Llama and guanaco: 220-330 lb.

Google previewIllustrated Encyclopedia of World Costume (2011)

by Doreen Yarwood

Alpaca An animal of the camel family, the alpaca resembles the llama, both species being domesticated breeds of the wild guanaco.

Google previewThe Cleaning Encyclopedia (2009)

by Don Aslett

ALPACA P 19 tem is moving air and you still don't have adequate cooling, have the system checked by a technician. It may need a Freon charge or adjusnnent. Room air conditioners have the condenser, evaporator, blower, and controls all in ...

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