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  1. Vicugna, genus Vicugna(noun)

    a genus of Camelidae

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vicugna(noun)

    a South American mammal (Auchenia vicunna) native of the elevated plains of the Andes, allied to the llama but smaller. It has a thick coat of very fine reddish brown wool, and long, pendent white hair on the breast and belly. It is hunted for its wool and flesh

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  1. Vicugna

    Vicugna is a genus containing two South American camelids, the vicuña and the alpaca. Previously thought to be descended from the llama, the alpaca was reclassified as part of Vicugna after a 2001 paper on alpaca DNA. The paper showed that the alpaca is descended from the vicuña, not the guanaco.

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