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English definition of “alpaca”

alpaca

noun [U]     /ælˈpæk.ə/
a South American animal with a long neck and long hair that looks like a llamaWild mammalsHumans, apes and monkeysFelines (cats)Canines (dogs)Deer and antelopeRodents and similar animalsMarine mammals a type of wool made from the hair of the alpaca, used for making expensive clothesThe skin, hair and bone of non-human animalsTextiles made from natural fibres
(Definition of alpaca noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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