Auchenia llama
Llama Lla"ma, n. [Peruv.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) 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, and is also kept on some ranches in the United States. [1913 Webster]

2. The fleece of the llama[1], a fine, soft wool-like hair. [PJC]


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  • Llama — Lla ma, n. [Peruv.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Auchenia huanaco — Guanaco Gua*na co (gw[.a]*n[aum] k[ o]), n.; pl. {Guanacos} ( k[=o]z). [Sp. guanaco, Peruv. huanacu. Cf. {Huanaco}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A South American mammal ({Auchenia huanaco}), allied to the llama, but of larger size and more graceful form,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Auchenia vicunna — Vicuna Vi*cu [ n]a, Vicugna Vi*cu gna, n. [Sp. vicu[ n]a. Cf. {Vigonia}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A South American mammal ({Auchenia vicunna}) native of the elevated plains of the Andes, allied to the llama but smaller. It has a thick coat of very fine… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Liste der Säugetiere in The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle — Der zweite Teil des unter der Aufsicht von Charles Darwin herausgegebenen Werkes The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle trägt den Titel Mammalia und beschreibt die von Darwin während seiner Reise mit der HMS Beagle gesammelten Säugetiere. Die …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lama [2] — Lama (Llama, Auchenia Illig.), Gattung der Schwielensohler aus der Ordnung der Wiederkäuer, unterscheidet sich vom Kameel durch Mangel der Höcker u. längeren Kopf, hat lange, seine od. wollige Haare; in den Gebirgen Südamerikas, ist geduldig u.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Guanaco — Gua*na co (gw[.a]*n[aum] k[ o]), n.; pl. {Guanacos} ( k[=o]z). [Sp. guanaco, Peruv. huanacu. Cf. {Huanaco}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A South American mammal ({Auchenia huanaco}), allied to the llama, but of larger size and more graceful form, inhabiting the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guanacos — Guanaco Gua*na co (gw[.a]*n[aum] k[ o]), n.; pl. {Guanacos} ( k[=o]z). [Sp. guanaco, Peruv. huanacu. Cf. {Huanaco}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A South American mammal ({Auchenia huanaco}), allied to the llama, but of larger size and more graceful form,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • huanaco — Guanaco Gua*na co (gw[.a]*n[aum] k[ o]), n.; pl. {Guanacos} ( k[=o]z). [Sp. guanaco, Peruv. huanacu. Cf. {Huanaco}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A South American mammal ({Auchenia huanaco}), allied to the llama, but of larger size and more graceful form,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alhagi maurorum — camel cam el (k[acrf]m [e^]l), n. [Oe. camel, chamel, OF. camel, chamel, F. chameau L. camelus, fr. Gr. ka mhlos; of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. g[=a]m[=a]l, Ar. jamal. Cf. As. camel, fr. L. camelus.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large ruminant used in Asia and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • camel — cam el (k[acrf]m [e^]l), n. [Oe. camel, chamel, OF. camel, chamel, F. chameau L. camelus, fr. Gr. ka mhlos; of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. g[=a]m[=a]l, Ar. jamal. Cf. As. camel, fr. L. camelus.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large ruminant used in Asia and Africa …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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