noun ( pl. same or -pacas )
a long-haired domesticated South American mammal related to the llama, valued for its wool.
• Lama pacos, family Camelidae, probably descended from the wild guanaco.• the wool of the alpaca.• fabric made from this wool, with or without other fibers : [as adj. ] an alpaca jersey.ORIGIN late 18th cent.: from Spanish, fromAymara allpaca.
MAX MARA STUDIO Billy Funnel Neck Alpaca CoatCourtesy of Lyst.