/ælˈpækə / (say al'pakuh)

1. a domesticated South American ruminant, Lama pacos, raised for its long, soft, silky hair or wool, thought to be descended from the guanaco.
2. the hair.
3. a fabric made of it.
4. a glossy, wiry, commonly black woollen fabric with cotton warp.
5. a rayon and alpaca crepe, with a viscose and acetate rayon warp.
{Spanish, from Aymara}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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