alpaca /alˈpakə/


I. noun

1. a long-haired domesticated South American mammal related to the llama, valued for its wool.

Lama pacos, family Camelidae, probably descended from the wild guanaco.
2. [ mass noun] the wool of the alpaca.

a mixture of wool, alpaca, and silk.
3. [ mass noun] fabric made from alpaca wool

[as modifier]

an alpaca jersey.
– origin late 18th cent.: from Spanish, from Aymara allpaca.

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