Definition of lama
: a Lamaist monk
Recent Examples of lama from the Web
Foy said mountain lions see small animals and even larger ones like sheep, goats and lamas as prey.
LARUNG GAR, China — Atop a hill, a growling chain saw drowned out loudspeakers broadcasting a lama’s chants from a nearby temple.
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Origin and Etymology of lama
First Known Use: 1654See Words from the same year
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Definition of lama for English Language Learners
: a Buddhist priest of Tibet or Mongolia
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