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Definition of alpaca noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    alpaca

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ælˈpækə//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ælˈpækə//
     
    Domesticated mammals
     
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  1. 1[countable] a S American animal that is related to the llama and has long hair See related entries: Domesticated mammals
  2. 2 [uncountable] a type of soft wool or cloth made from the hair of the alpaca, used especially for making expensive clothes an alpaca coat
  3. Word Origin late 18th cent.: from Spanish, from Aymara (a language spoken in Bolivia and Peru) allpaca.
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