noun lla·ma \ˈlä-mə, ˈyä-mə\

: a South American animal that has a long neck and thick fur and that is used for its wool and for carrying things

Full Definition of LLAMA

:  any of a genus (Lama) of wild or domesticated long-necked South American ruminants related to the camels but smaller and without a hump; especially :  a domesticated llama (L. glama) descended from the guanaco and used especially in the Andes as a pack animal and a source of wool

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Origin of LLAMA

Spanish, from Quechua
First Known Use: 1600

Rhymes with LLAMA

LLAMA Defined for Kids


noun lla·ma \ˈlä-mə\

Definition of LLAMA for Kids

:  a South American hoofed animal that has a long neck, is related to the camel, and is sometimes used to carry loads and as a source of wool

Headscratcher for LLAMA

Llama is the only common English word that begins with a double consonant.


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