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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
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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 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."
Occasionally a deer, or a Guanaco (wild Llama) may be seen; but the Agouti (Cavia Patagonica) is the commonest quadruped.
Full of uncertainty at what we would actually get to do with the llamas, we were pleasantly surprised when we turned a corner and saw glamping pods and cabins atop a slight hill, alongside a house and toilet block.
"It's important for them to have company as they are very much pack creatures so being offered a donation of three llamas was incredible."
On further inspection, she found five of the llamas dead and seven others injured.
It offers a cross between pony trekking and dog walking - the llamas carry picnic equipment and the participants walk them along.
Until now, the V-Buck Llamas were eliminated from the gameaACAOs signature battle royal mode, but now they will be out of the Save the World mode too, Engadget reported.
"Llamas will operate every 10 minutes from 9am to 7pm daily.
Wilderness Ridge Trail Llamas owner Kirstin Baty of Idaho Falls, Idaho, tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide that Ike ran off after guides loosened his halter because it irritated the spot of a previously abscessed tooth.
In the late '80s, Llamas left RJ and migrated to the United States.