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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
    • geographic area: South America

Alternative definition of the noun alpaca


  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.


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

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Google previewNatural 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.

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 previewSerendipity, the Three Legged Alpaca (2015)

by Connie Blechle

Serendipity the Three-Legged Alpaca is a story about an alpaca born with a leg deformity.

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 previewNotes 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 ...

Google previewPeru - 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 ...

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 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 previewArchaeology , Theories, Methods and Practice (2016)

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 ...

Google previewOn 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 ...

Google previewMaster the ASVAB Basics (2010)

by Peterson's

An alpaca is an animal used for herding in.

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 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 previewThe New Teachers' and Pupils' Cyclopaedia (1919)

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 ...

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 previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)

Alpaca. A subspecies of SOUTH AMERICAN CAMELID now farmed in the UK and elsewhere for its fine wool; not reared...

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 previewElsevier's Dictionary of Mammals (2006)

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 ...

Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewDictionary 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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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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