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Llama (mammal of the camel family)

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
llama

Plural
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  1. (zoology) A South American mammal of the camel family, Llama glama, used as a domestic beast of burden and a source of wool and meat.
  2. (figuratively). A contestant who has left a game show with nothing.

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Spanish

Etymology 1

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:es:Template:lang:la derivations]] flamma. Compare Italian fiamma, Portuguese chama.

Noun

llama f. (plural llamas)

Singular
llama f.

Plural
llamas f.

  1. flame
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Etymology 2

From Quechua.

Noun

llama f. (plural llamas)

Singular
llama f.

Plural
llamas f.

  1. llama

Etymology 3

Form of llamar, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:es:Template:lang:la derivations]] clamāre (cry out).

Verb form

llama

  1. third-person singular indicative present of llamar
    ¿Cómo se llama? — “What is your name?” (Literally, “How are [you] called?”)
  2. second-person singular imperative of llamar

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