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Definitions for llama
ˈlɑ mə, ˈyɑ-lla·ma

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. llamanoun

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

GCIDE

  1. Llamanoun

    The fleece of the llama, a fine, soft wool-like hair.

Wiktionary

  1. llamanoun

    A South American mammal of the camel family, Lama glama, used as a domestic beast of burden and a source of wool and meat.

  2. Etymology: From llama

Wikipedia

  1. Llama

    The llama (; Spanish pronunciation: [ˈʎama]) (Lama glama) is a domesticated South American camelid, widely used as a meat and pack animal by Andean cultures since the Pre-Columbian era. Llamas are social animals and live with others as a herd. Their wool is soft and contains only a small amount of lanolin. Llamas 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.The ancestors of llamas are thought to have originated from the Great Plains of North America about 40 million years ago, and subsequently migrated to South America about three million years ago during the Great American Interchange. 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 over 158,000 llamas and 100,000 alpacas, descended from progenitors imported late in the 20th century, in the United States and Canada.In Aymara mythology, llamas are important beings. The Heavenly Llama is said to drink water from the ocean and urinates as it rains. According to Aymara eschatology, llamas will return to the water springs and lagoons where they come from at the end of time.

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  1. llama

    A llama is a domesticated South American camelid, widely used as a meat and pack animal by Andean cultures since pre-Hispanic times. It is a large, long-necked animal with a shaggy coat, a humpless back, and banana-shaped ears. Llamas are known for their gentle nature, intelligence, and strong social bonds. They are also known for spitting when feeling threatened or annoyed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Llamanoun

    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

  2. Etymology: [Peruv.]

Wikidata

  1. Llama

    The llama is a domesticated South American camelid, widely used as a meat and pack animal by Andean cultures since pre-Hispanic times. The height of a full-grown, full-size llama is 1.7 to 1.8 m tall at the top of the head, and can weigh between 130 to 200 kilograms. At birth, a baby llama can weigh between 9 and 14 kilograms. Llamas can live for a period of about 20–30 years depending on how well they are taken care of. Llamas 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, llamas can carry about 25% to 30% of their body weight for 8–13 km. The name llama 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 3 million years ago. By the end of the last ice age, camelids were extinct in North America. As of 2007, there were over 7 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Llama

    lä′ma, or lā′ma, n. a South American ruminant of the camel family, used for transport in the Andes.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. LLAMA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Llama is ranked #160975 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Llama surname appeared 100 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Llama.

    83% or 83 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    14% or 14 total occurrences were White.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of llama in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of llama in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of llama in a Sentence

  1. Dayana Toapanta:

    Jaimito makes me happy, but Pichirilo (her other llama) gives me problems because he is badly behaved.

  2. Karen Freund:

    I was the black llama, i don't know who has the time to put that together.

  3. Sonja Boeff:

    If you're a fox, a 400-pound llama coming at you and looking eye to eye with you it's usually enough for the predator to say, 'Enough, I'm out of here,'.

  4. Kama Simonds:

    The llama was a coyote-deterrent, for the protection of the goats.

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