Definition of vicuña in English:

vicuña

Syllabification: vi·cu·ña
Pronunciation: /viˈko͞onyə
 
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noun

1A wild relative of the llama, inhabiting mountainous regions of South America and valued for its fine silky wool.
  • Vicugna vicugna, family Camelidae
More example sentences
  • Franklin began his foray into the camelid world through his studies of vicuñas and guanacos of South America two decades ago.
1.1Cloth made from vicuña wool or an imitation of it.
More example sentences
  • Loro Piana uses only pure cashmere or precious vicuña fibers (a highly-valued yarn known to the Incas as ‘fiber of the Gods‘) in its collection.
  • You're already getting the suit and tie, so you might as well go all the way and purchase a made-to-measure Brioni vicuña wool overcoat.
  • The theatre is a perfect symbol of Buenos Aires: flamboyant and decaying, a little melancholy, full of men in vicuña coats and society ladies in diamonds that might just, these days, be paste.

Origin

early 17th century: from Spanish, from Quechua.

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