vicuna: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (vī-k'nu, -ky'-, vi-, vi-k'nyu), [key]
— n.
  1. 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.
  2. a fabric of this wool or of some substitute, usually twilled and finished with a soft nap.
  3. a garment, esp. an overcoat, of vicuna.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also: