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alpaca

alpaca(
ahl
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pah
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kah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (animal)
a. alpaca
Hay una gran población de alpacas y llamas en Perú.There's a large population of alpacas and llamas in Peru.
2. (wool)
a. alpaca
Los artesanos de aquí usan tela de alpaca para confeccionar ropa y mantas.Local artisans use alpaca cloth to make clothing and blankets.
b. alpaca wool
La alpaca es muy suave y ligera, pero al mismo tiempo resistente y caliente.Alpaca wool is soft and lightweight, while at the same time being warm and hard-wearing.
3. (cloth)
a. alpaca
Manuel llevaba un traje de alpaca beige en la boda de su hermana.Manuel wore a beige alpaca suit to his sister's wedding.
4. (metal)
a. nickel silver
Mi hija me regaló unos aretes de alpaca muy bonitos.My daughter gave me a very pretty pair of nickel silver earrings.
b. German silver
Mi abuela usa su vajilla de alpaca para ocasiones especiales.My grandmother uses her German silver tableware for special occasions.
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alpaca
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. alpaca
alpaca
alpaca
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