from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A monastery of lamas.
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- n. A monastery for lamas in Tibet and Mongolia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A monastery or convent of lamas, in Tibet, Mongolia, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Buddhist monastery or nunnery in Tibet or Mongolia, presided over by a chief lama, corresponding to a European abbot or abbess. Lamaseries are very numerous, and some contain several thousand inmates.
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- n. a monastery for lamas
French lamaserie : lama, lama (from Tibetan bla-ma; see lama) + -serie, dwelling (probably from Persian sarāy, inn, palace).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French lamaserie, irregular formation from lama. (Wiktionary)