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llama

an animal with soft woolly fleece
Not to be confused with:
lama – Tibetan or Mongolian Buddhist monk
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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.]
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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]
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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)]
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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
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Translations
laama
לאמה
láma
lamallama
lama
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lama
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llama

[ˈlɑːmə] Nllama f
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llama

[ˈlɑːmə] nlama m
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llama

nLama nt
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llama

[ˈlɑːmə] nlama m inv
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References in periodicals archive ?
Caption: Brook Hsu, Psychedelic Outfit (Sweatshirt and Bellbottoms), 2017, felted llama wool, mesh, wooden plinth, 2 x 48 x 84".
Some make do with an old blanket over the couch to hide a stain from THAT time with the red wine and some will have nothing less than a throw spun from 99% Tibetan llama wool and 1% angel's harp strings touching their precious organic sofa.
OSV historians will conduct spinning demonstrations throughout the weekend using the alpaca and llama wool to spin into yarn with an early 19th-century spinning wheel.
He said: "If someone very rich asks us for a Vicuna (llama wool) suit, we could do it for pounds 10,000."
Here they make all sorts of exotic items such as Tibetan lambs wool scarves, llama wool blankets and articles fashioned from fox, calf and sheep skins.
Angora rabbit hair is sometimes blended with alpaca and llama wool to create different fibers for spinning.