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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Arron knows two former lawyers who started a company that organizes hiking trips on llamas.
▪ Have you ever seen a llama?
▪ Hillary Clinton sneered at a llama that some one brought to a rally in Pennsylvania.
▪ She also raises llamas and cashmere goats.
▪ That is the trouble with llamas.
▪ The story is the journey of Kuzco's character from spoilt brat, through hairy llama, to born-again nice guy.
▪ This seemed very Californian; assuming the Peace Position with my llama grazing by my side.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Llama \Lla"ma\, n. [Peruv.]

  1. (Zo["o]l.) A South American ruminant ( Auchenia llama), allied to the camels, but much smaller and without a hump. It is supposed to be a domesticated variety of the guanaco. It was formerly much used as a beast of burden in the Andes, and is also kept on some ranches in the United States.

  2. The fleece of the llama[1], a fine, soft wool-like hair.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

woolly-haired South American ruminant, c.1600, from Spanish llama (1535), from Quechua (Peru) llama.


n. (context zoology English) A South American mammal of the camel family, (taxlink Lama glama species noshow=1), used as a domestic beast of burden and a source of wool and meat.


n. wild or domesticated South American cud-chewing animal related to camels but smaller and lacking a hump


The llama (; or ) (Lama glama) is a domesticated South American camelid, widely used as a meat and pack animal by Andean cultures since the Pre-Columbian era.

The height of a full-grown, full-size llama is tall at the top of the head, and can weigh between . At birth, a baby llama (called a cria) can weigh between . Llamas typically live for 15 to 25 years, with some individuals surviving 30 years or more.

They are very social animals and live with other llamas as a herd. The wool produced by a llama is very soft and lanolin-free. Llamas are intelligent and can learn simple tasks after a few repetitions. When using a pack, they can carry about 25 to 30% of their body weight for 8 to 13 km (5–8 miles).

The name llama (in the past also spelled 'lama' or 'glama') was adopted by European settlers from native Peruvians.

Llamas appear to have originated from the central plains of North America about 40 million years ago. They migrated to South America about three million years ago. By the end of the last ice age (10,000–12,000 years ago), camelids were extinct in North America. As of 2007, there were over seven million llamas and alpacas in South America, and due to importation from South America in the late 20th century, there are now over 158,000 llamas and 100,000 alpacas in the United States and Canada.

Llama (band)

Llama was an American alternative rock band from Nashville, Tennessee. Formed by high school friends Ben Brown, Neil Mason, Ben Morton, and Matthew Stewart, they were discovered while playing a concert in a local pizzeria. Then called the Dahlia Llamas, they were signed to a contract with MCA Records and changed their name to Llama while the three original members of the band were still in high school.

Llama (disambiguation)

A llama is a South American camelid.

Llama may also refer to:

  • Llama (band), American alternative rock band from Nashville, Tennessee
  • Llama firearms, a Spanish firearms company founded in 1904
  • Library Leadership and Management Association, a division of the American Library Association
  • Tom Llamas, journalist
  • The Spanish word for flame
  • "Llama", an episode of the television series Teletubbies

Usage examples of "llama".

But Koku, thrusting the little men aside, grasped with one hand what two of them had tried in vain to lift, and set it on the back of mule or llama.

He wore clothes a Terran history buff would favor for the visit: scrape, jacket and trousers of imitation llama and vicuna, and rope-soled sandals.

Why should they think such things, when they had always had around them four-legged beasts of burden such as llamas and alpacas and vicunas, unless they had been encouraged and inflamed to think differently?

Here an Amsterdammer, it seemed, was an Indian from the Peruvian uplands, plus blanket and llama.

Castilian descent, who had driven to the ceremony in shiny American limousines, to stocky brown Aymaran Indians from far back in the Andes mountains, who probably had come to town driving a string of llamas.

Eschewing any professional jealousy at their success, a proud Martin Har-bos presented them with a double-spouted, unbroken Chimu pot iri the shape of a llama.

Eschewing any professional jealousy at their success, a proud Martin Harbos presented them with a double-spouted, unbroken Chimu pot in the shape of a llama.

Phyllis knew a llama when she saw one, but it was fun to see the goatlike, camel-like appearance of one up close.

The existing alpacas and llamas of South America are but varieties of the camel family.

Of course there are the llamas and alpacas, which are the beasts of burden--almost like little camels you might say, though much more gentle.

The journey was to be made in part by rail, though the last stages of it were over a rough mountain trail, with llamas for beasts of burden, while our friends rode mules.

And the trip must be made on mules, with llamas as beasts of burden, transporting the powder and other supplies.

Several mules and llamas, laden with the new explosive, and burdened with camp equipment and food, and a few Indian servants made up the cavalcade of Tom, the contractor, Mr.

Alain and Gwyneth planned to bide at court for about two months, coming back to Wykston in time for Llamas in August.

At court a month now, they needed to return to Wykston as Llamas would soon be upon them and after that harvest time.