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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun In Tibetan Buddhism, a monastery presided over by a lama.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A monastery or convent of lamas, in Tibet, Mongolia, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A monastery for lamas in Tibet and Mongolia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a monastery for lamas

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French lamaserie : lama, lama (from Tibetan bla-ma; see lama) + -serie, dwelling (probably from Persian sarāy, inn, palace; see terə- in Indo-European roots).]

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From French lamaserie, irregular formation from lama.

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