lama definition

  • noun:
    • A Buddhist monk of Tibet or Mongolia.
    • A master of Tibetan Buddhism.
    • See llama.
    • In Tibet, Mongolia, etc., a priest or monk associated with the belief called Lamaism.
    • A celibate priest or ecclesiastic belonging to that selection of Buddhism generally Lamaism.
    • A genus of Camelid√¶ of south usa, like the llama, vicugna, alpaca, and guanaco: now known as Auchenia.
    • See llama.
    • A rich product made in Spain into the fifteenth century, referred to as a cloth of silver shaded and watered.
    • an identical stuff of contemporary manufacture. See lama d'oro, below. Spanish Arts (S. K. Handbook).
    • In Samoa, the candlenut-tree (Alcurites Moluccana) or its nut. See kukui.
    • llamas
    • a Tibetan or Mongolian priest of Lamaism

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