la·​ma·​sery | \ ˈlä-mə-ˌser-ē How to pronounce lamasery (audio) \
plural lamaseries

Definition of lamasery

: a monastery of lamas

Examples of lamasery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His sister is a smart square peg who took off running at the end of Season 3; in the new season, the family is trying to find her, a trip that takes them to a Tibetan lamasery, down South American rivers and onto a Japanese game show. Robert Lloyd,, "‘The Detour's’ Jason Jones on how the family that strays together stays crazy-sweet grounded," 8 July 2019

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First Known Use of lamasery

1849, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lamasery

French lamaserie, irregular from lama + -erie -ery

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“Lamasery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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