noun pl. llamas or llama
- any of a genus (Lama, family Camelidae) of South American ruminants without humps, including the alpaca, guanaco, and vicuña, esp., a domesticated species (L. glama glama) used as a beast of burden and as a source of wool, meat, and milk
- cloth made from the wooly hair of this animal
Sp < Quechua
See llama in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- A domesticated South American ruminant mammal (Lama glama) related to the camel, raised for its soft, fleecy wool and used as a beast of burden.
- Any of various other mammals of the genus Lama, such as the alpaca and guanaca.
Origin: , from Quechua
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