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llama

an animal with soft woolly fleece
Not to be confused with:
lama – Tibetan or Mongolian Buddhist monk

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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[ˈlɑːmə] nlama m inv
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.
A LOST llama called Lili has been reunited with her relieved owner after her story appeared in the Daily Post.
CASTRATING Daryl the llama earlier this year certainly curbed his boisterous ways.
Horne's illustrations bring personality to the llamas and additional jokes for readers--like Cairo's tracksuit bottoms that say 'girlfriend' across the front.
20am on Wednesday after the llama made a bid for freedom through a broken fence.
Services from Kent to London were forced to slow down after around eight llamas escaped from a farm.
For centuries, people of the Andes revered the llama, both culturally and religiously, and with good reason: Llamas make great companion pets, they can carry a load equal to around a third of their own weight, their wool is soft and warm when woven, and their meat is a nutritious source of protein.
It is impossible for us to have a full grasp of the candidates' ability and qualification with that huge number of applicants,' Llamas explained.
She was 50, and if there are small children in your life, you are probably familiar with her work, particularly those lovely books about a sweet little llama learning to master his emotions and navigate the thicket of family, friends, the flu, and other things that are difficult to avoid.
Sir Bani Yas Island recently added a baby llama to its wildlife flock.
Llamas are a South American relative of the camel, but do not have a hump.