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n. pl. la·ma·ser·ies
In Tibetan Buddhism, a monastery presided over by a lama.

[French lamaserie : lama, lama (from Tibetan bla-ma; see lama) + -serie, dwelling (probably from Persian sarāy, inn, palace; see terə- in Indo-European roots).]
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n, pl -series
(Buddhism) a monastery of lamas
[C19: from French lamaserie, from lama + French -serie, from Persian serāī palace]
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(ˈlɑ məˌsɛr i)

n., pl. -ser•ies.
a monastery of lamas.
[1865–70; < French lamaserie. See lama, serai]
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Noun1.lamasery - a monastery for lamaslamasery - a monastery for lamas    
monastery - the residence of a religious community
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