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lla·ma

 (lä′mə)
n.
1. A domesticated South American ruminant mammal (Lama glama) related to the camel and having a long neck and small head, raised for its warm wool and used as a beast of burden.
2. Any of various related mammals, such as the alpaca and the guanaco.

[Spanish, from Quechua.]

llama

(ˈlɑːmə)
n
1. (Animals) a domesticated South American cud-chewing mammal, Lama glama (or L. peruana), that is used as a beast of burden and is valued for its hair, flesh, and hide: family Camelidae (camels)
2. (Textiles) the cloth made from the wool of this animal
3. (Animals) any other animal of the genus Lama. See alpaca1, guanaco
[C17: via Spanish from Quechua]

lla•ma

(ˈlɑ mə, ˈyɑ-)

n., pl. -mas.
1. a woolly-haired South American ruminant of the genus Lama, related to the camel, believed to be a domesticated variety of the guanaco.
2. cloth made from the soft fleece of the llama, often combined with wool.
[1590–1600; < Sp < Quechua llama (with palatal l)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.llama - wild or domesticated South American cud-chewing animal related to camels but smaller and lacking a humpllama - wild or domesticated South American cud-chewing animal related to camels but smaller and lacking a hump
artiodactyl, artiodactyl mammal, even-toed ungulate - placental mammal having hooves with an even number of functional toes on each foot
domestic llama, Lama peruana - used in the Andes as a beast of burden and source of wool; considered a domesticated variety of the guanaco
guanaco, Lama guanicoe - wild llama
Lama pacos, alpaca - domesticated llama with long silky fleece; believed to be a domesticated variety of the guanaco
Translations
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References in classic literature ?
Farther under the starboard bulwark were some big hutches containing a number of rabbits, and a solitary llama was squeezed in a mere box of a cage forward.
It was to the house of this grand llama of tailors that D'Artagnan took the despairing Porthos; who, as they were going along, said to his friend, "Take care, my good D'Artagnan, not to compromise the dignity of a man such as I am with the arrogance of this Percerin, who will, I expect, be very impertinent; for I give you notice, my friend, that if he is wanting in respect I will infallibly chastise him.
Alex Saul, Greenacres manager, said the llama had been spotted by the grounds team and that enquiries over where it came from proved fruitless.
This time Daryl was a lame llama who needed the benefit of my X-ray machine to help diagnose the problem.
NO CAUSE FOR A LLAMA Creature on loose in Dumfries.
RAIL commuters were delayed during rush hour yesterday after a group of baby llamas wandered on to the track.
Hoffman will begin her term as president-elect in June 2017, and will become LLAMA president in 2018.
The latter two are only llama-like, and only a llama can be called Lama glama.
But now that I know there will be no future llamas, I reached out for llamas past, those wonderful books I had always enjoyed picking up at bedtime, and read them out loud to my kids.
According to Lahore Zoo officials, Llama was brought to the Lahore Zoo in 2006, at the age of six years where it spent ten years while its average age is 15 to 18 years.
However, the baby llama that was recently born is the first of its species to have been born on the island, as a result of ongoing conservation efforts by the reserve's Conservation Team.
There are currently seven llamas on the island - five females and two males.