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
Word Origin for vicuña
Peruvian ruminant, c.1600, from Spanish vicuña, from Quechua (Peru) wikuna, the native name of the animal.