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Definition of the noun alpaca
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noun - plural: alpacas
- wool of the alpaca
- a thin glossy fabric made of the wool of the Lama pacos, or made of a rayon or cotton imitation of that wool
- 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
- geographic area: South America
Alternative definition of the noun alpaca
- 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.
Alpaca is a fictional character from the 2007 film Sunday Light.
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Natural Color (2016)
Vibrant Plant Dye Projects for Your Home and Wardrobe by Sasha Duerr
Alpaca The alpaca is a domesticated South American camelid that resembles a small llama. Alpaca is a supersoft, luxurious fiber that is also warm, lightweight, and durable. It accepts dyes well, making it a favorite of many natural dyers.
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 ...
by Connie Blechle
Serendipity the Three-Legged Alpaca is a story about an alpaca born with a leg deformity.
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 ...
Notes on Tariff Revision (1909)
Prepared for the Use of the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives, Under the Direction of the Clerk of the Committee by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means, William K. Payne
The alpaca is a semidomesticated animal, a native of the Andes, and valued for its wool, which is straighter than that of sheep and very fine, glossy, and elastic. The natural growth of its thick woolly hair would be about 2 feet, but it is ...
Peru - Culture Smart! (2012)
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture by John Forrest, Julia Porturas
poncho is also a Quechua word, while alpaca is an Aymara word. Many indigenous place-names, some from ...
Camels 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
by CTI 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 ...
On the Loom (2016)
A Modern Weaver's Guide by Maryanne Moodie
Alpaca is a soft, durable, luxurious, and silky fiber. While similar to sheep's wool, alpaca is warmer, not prickly, and it has no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic. 09 ANGORA The wool from Angora rabbits has a soft, thin fiber ...
Master the ASVAB Basics (2010)
An alpaca is an animal used for herding in.
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 ...
The 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, ...
by Bernhart Paul Holst
The alpaca is a mammal of the cud chewing class, and is classed with the same family as the camel. Its flesh is pleasant and wholesome. ALPENA (51-pé'na), a city of Michigan, county seat of Alpena county, on the shore of Lake Huron, at the ...
The 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 ...
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 ...
Alpaca. A subspecies of SOUTH AMERICAN CAMELID now farmed in the UK and elsewhere for its fine wool; not reared...
by Maurice Burton, Robert Burton
guanicoe; alpaca , L pacos; vicuna, Vicugna vicugna WEIGHT Llama and guanaco: 220-330 lb.
by Doreen Yarwood
Alpaca An animal of the camel family, the alpaca resembles the llama, both species being domesticated breeds of the wild guanaco.
by Murray Wrobel
Vicugnas Vikunjas; Vikugnas; Vikunas Vigognes Vicugne Vicugna pacos Artiodactyla - Camelidae Alpaca Alpaka; Paco Alpaca; Alpaga Alpaca Vicugna vicugna Artiodactyla - Camelidae Vicuña; Vicugna Vikunja; Vikugna; Vikuna Vigogne ...
The Encyclopedia Americana (1919)
A Library of Universal Knowledge
Experiments conducted under government supervision seem to indicate that the alpaca is better suited to live in the highlands than is the sheep or any other wool -bearine animal. The government of Bolivia is making a special effort to stimulate ...
Dictionary of Textiles (1915)
by Louis Harmuth
Alpaca — 1, very long, white or colored smooth hair, yielded by the South American auchenia pace; 2, wool obtained from...
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An alpaca (Vicugna pacos) is a domesticated species of South American camelid. It resembles a small llama in appearance.
There are two breeds of alpaca; the Suri alpaca and the Huacaya alpaca.
Alpacas are kept in herds that graze on the level heights of the Andes of southern Peru, northern Bolivia, Ecuador, and northern Chile at an altitude of 3,500 m (11,500 ft) to 5,000 m (16,000 ft) above sea level, throughout the year. Alpacas are considerably smaller than llamas, and unlike llamas, they were not bred to be beasts of burden, but were bred specifically for their fiber. Alpaca fiber is used for making knitted and woven items, similar to wool. These items include blankets, sweaters, hats, gloves, scarves, a wide variety of textiles and ponchos in South America, and sweaters, socks, coats and bedding in other parts of the world. The fiber comes in more than 52 natural colors as classified in Peru, 12 as classified in Australia and 16 as classified in the United States.
In the textile industry, "alpaca" primarily refers to the hair of Peruvian alpacas, but more broadly it refers to a style of fabric originally made from alpaca hair, but now often made from similar fibers, such as mohair, Icelandic sheep wool, or even high-quality wool. In trade, distinctions are made between alpacas and the several styles of mohair and luster.
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Scrabble value of A1L1P3A1C3A1
The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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