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Vicuna   /vɪkjˈunə/   Listen
Vicuna

noun
1.
The wool of the vicuna.
2.
A soft wool fabric made from the fleece of the vicuna.
3.
Small wild cud-chewing Andean animal similar to the guanaco but smaller; valued for its fleecy undercoat.  Synonym: Vicugna vicugna.






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"Vicuna" Quotes from Famous Books



... leaves of an evergreen plant were mingled with the flowers, to show that these virtues should endure without end.30 The prince's head was further ornamented by a fillet, or tasselled fringe, of a yellow color, made of the fine threads of the vicuna wool, which encircled the forehead as the peculiar insignia of the heir apparent. The great body of the Inca nobility next made their appearance, and, beginning with those nearest of kin, knelt down before the prince, and did him homage as successor to the crown. The whole assembly then ...
— History Of The Conquest Of Peru • William Hickling Prescott

... vertical bands of red (hoist side), white, and red with the coat of arms centered in the white band; the coat of arms features a shield bearing a vicuna, cinchona tree (the source of quinine), and a yellow cornucopia spilling out gold coins, all framed by ...
— The 2008 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.



Words linked to "Vicuna" :   material, artiodactyl mammal, cloth, Vicugna vicugna, even-toed ungulate, artiodactyl, textile, wool, genus Vicugna, fabric, Vicugna



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