Definition of llama in English:

llama

Syllabification: lla·ma
Pronunciation: /ˈlämə
 
/

noun

  • 1A domesticated pack animal of the camel family found in the Andes, valued for its soft woolly fleece.
    • Lama glama, family Camelidae, probably descended from the wild guanaco
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    • Since then, alpacas and llamas have been extensively hybridized.
    • The only thing we don't do with our llamas and alpacas in North America is eat them!
    • The circus boasts camels, zebras, llamas, dogs, pigeons and ducks, as well as clowns, jugglers, wire-walkers and trapeze artists.
  • 1.1The wool of the llama.
  • 1.2Cloth made from the wool of the llama.

Origin

early 17th century: from Spanish, probably from Quechua.

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