Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

Blend of camel and llama. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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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