What does llama mean?

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ˈlɑ mə, ˈyɑ-lla·ma

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. llama(noun)

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


  1. Llama(n.)

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

    Etymology: [Peruv.]


  1. llama(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From llama

Webster Dictionary

  1. Llama(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [Peruv.]


  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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  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. 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,'.

  2. Kama Simonds:

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

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Mumbai es real y verdaderamente madre de millones! Curiosamente, la madre se llama MUM en Inglés, BA en Gujarathi y AAI en marathi. Por lo tanto, Mumbai es definitivamente un nombre especial para la madre, en mi opinión. Mumbai larga vida.

  4. Dayana Toapanta:

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

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Siempre ser amable con la gente, especialmente a aquellos que están en extrema necesidad de ayuda. Cuando se convierte en éxito en caminar por el pasillo del éxito algún día, no cerrar la puerta a otros caminando detrás de ti. En cambio, mantenerla abierta muy bien para que ellos también reciben la misma oportunidad de entrar en el pasillo de éxito. Esto es exactamente cómo el éxito llama al éxito, en mi opinión.

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