lama definition by Webster's New World
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a priest or monk in Lamaism
Origin: Tibetan blama, a chief, high priest
lama definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A Buddhist monk of Tibet or Mongolia.
Origin: Tibetan bla-ma, the upper one, lama, from bla, superior.