Origin of vicuna
Examples from the Web for vicuna
Vicuna—A soft twilled cloth similar to cheviot, made of the Andes vicuna, hence its name.Textiles and Clothing|Kate Heintz Watson
For weaving, the most valuable pieces are mohair taken from the angora and vicuna.
The wild lama was called huanacus, or guanaco; and the wild pacos, vicuna, or vigogne.Buffon's Natural History. Volume VIII (of 10)|Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
Alpaca, Vicuna and Llama wools are from different species of American goats.Vegetable Dyes|Ethel M. Mairet
Often I would spend hours in the wild solitudes hunting the vicuna and alpaca, or in some gloomy cañon communing with myself.Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew|Robert McReynolds
British Dictionary definitions for vicuna
Word Origin for vicuña
Word Origin and History for vicuna
Peruvian ruminant, c.1600, from Spanish vicuña, from Quechua (Peru) wikuna, the native name of the animal.