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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Lama mean? 

LAMA (noun)
  The noun LAMA has 2 senses:

1. a Tibetan or Mongolian priest of Lamaism
2. llamas

  Familiarity information: LAMA used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

LAMA (noun)

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A Tibetan or Mongolian priest of Lamaism

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("lama" is a kind of...):

non-Christian priest; priest (a person who performs religious duties and ceremonies in a non-Christian religion)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lama"):

Dalai Lama; Grand Lama (chief lama and once ruler of Tibet)

Panchen Lama (the lama next in rank to the Dalai Lama)

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Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals


genus Lama; Lama

Hypernyms ("Lama" is a kind of...):

mammal genus (a genus of mammals)

Meronyms (members of "Lama"):

domestic llama; Lama peruana (used in the Andes as a beast of burden and source of wool; considered a domesticated variety of the guanaco)

guanaco; Lama guanicoe (wild llama)

alpaca; Lama pacos (domesticated llama with long silky fleece; believed to be a domesticated variety of the guanaco)

Holonyms ("Lama" is a member of...):

Camelidae; family Camelidae (camels and llamas and vicunas)

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