What does llama mean?

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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


  1. Llamanoun

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


  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

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.]


  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. Kama Simonds:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Muchas personas tienen miedo al cambio, porque lo ven como el destructor de su zona de confort. Fallan miserablemente al ver que el mismo cambio es el creador de algo nuevo, emocionante y de valor potencial en sus vidas. No tengas miedo de cambiar, pero hacer un esfuerzo para manejarlo cuando la oportunidad llama a tu puerta.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Brilliantemente disfrazado como el trabajo duro, la oportunidad siempre golpea solamente una vez, y por lo tanto consigue perdido por muchos. Tenaciones, por otra parte, se apoyan en el timbre y obtener la recepción de bienvenida. personas exitosas reconocen la verdadera oportunidad escondida dentro del reto, y lo convierten en una gran historia de éxito. reconocer y bienvenida a la oportunidad, cuando se llama a tu puerta. Buena suerte!

  5. Karen Freund:

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

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