Alpaca Cloth

Alpaca Cloth
The name is derived from the Spanish term for the Vicuna. The wool is mixed with silk or cotton and the yarn woven into a thin durable cloth for both men's and women's wear. Sir Titus Salt introduced the wool into Yorkshire, and it is now used for the manufacture of alpacas, lustres, silk warp alpaca, alpaca mixtures, mohair linings and numerous other cloths.

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  • Alpaca — Al*pac a, n. [Sp. alpaca, fr. the original Peruvian name of the animal. Cf. {Paco}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) An animal of Peru ({Lama paco}), having long, fine, wooly hair, supposed by some to be a domesticated variety of the llama. [1913 Webster] 2. Wool… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • alpaca — fine wool made from alpaca hair Fabric and Cloth …   Phrontistery dictionary