from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See Chama.
  • noun In physical geography, a prairie-like basin-floor inclosed by hills or uplands.

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  • noun A hybrid animal produced by breeding a camel and a llama.


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Blend of camel and llama.


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  • A cross between a llama and a camel. No, really. So sayeth Wikipedia: "bred by scientists who wanted to see how closely related the parent species were. The dromedary is six times the weight of a llama, hence artificial insemination was required to impregnate the llama female." We also learn that the poor beast "apparently inherited the poor temperament of both parents." Thus proving the heritability of irritability, at least among Camelidae.

    January 24, 2008