Llama meaning

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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.
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Cloth made from the woolly hair of this animal.
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(zoology) A South American mammal of the camel family, Lama glama, used as a domestic beast of burden and a source of wool and meat. A male llama is called a macho, and a female llama is called a hembra.
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Any of various related mammals, such as the alpaca and the guanaco.
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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.
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Origin of llama

  • Spanish from Quechua

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish llama, from Quechua llama.

    From Wiktionary