cria

noun
\ ˈkrē-ə How to pronounce cria (audio) \
plural crias

Definition of cria

: a baby llama, alpaca, vicuña, or guanaco … the scarcity of alpacas is based on their slow rate of reproduction, since females usually deliver one baby, called a cria, per year.— Glenn Collins

First Known Use of cria

1984, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cria

borrowed from Spanish cría "rearing (of an animal), baby animal, litter," noun derivative of criar "to bring up, rear, nurse," going back to Latin creāre "to bring into being, give birth to, cause to grow" — more at create entry 1

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