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
Origin and Etymology of llama
Spanish, from Quechua
First Known Use: 1600
LLAMA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of llama for English Language Learners
: a South American animal that has a long neck and thick fur and that is used for its wool and for carrying things
LLAMA Defined for Kids
Definition of llama for Students
: 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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