a wild South American ruminant, Vicugna vicugna, of the Andes, related to the guanaco but smaller, and yielding a soft, delicate wool: an endangered species, now increasing in numbers.
a fabric of this wool or of some substitute, usually twilled and finished with a soft nap.
a garment, especially an overcoat, of vicuna.
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How to use vicuna in a sentence
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.
A frigid young lady sacrificed for her benefit an abominable vicuna coat which, she said, fitted Victoria like a glove.A Bed of Roses | W. L. George
The natives of Patagonia make up many robes of the guanaco and vicuna, dressing the skins and sewing them together with sinew.Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit | Albert B. Farnham
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
British Dictionary definitions for vicuña
a tawny-coloured cud-chewing Andean artiodactyl mammal, Vicugna vicugna, similar to the llama: family Camelidae
the fine light cloth made from the wool obtained from this animal
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