The Grand Lama, or Dalai Lama[lit., Ocean Lama], the supreme pontiff in the lamaistic hierarchy. See Lamaism.

(La"ma*ic) a. Of or pertaining to Lamaism.

(La"ma*ism) n. A modified form of Buddhism which prevails in Thibet, Mongolia, and some adjacent parts of Asia; — so called from the name of its priests. See 2d Lama.

(La"ma*ist La"ma*ite) n. One who believes in Lamaism.

(La`ma*is"tic) a. Of or pertaining to Lamaism.

(La*man"tin) n. [F. lamantin, lamentin, prob. from the name of the animal in the Antilles. Cf. Manater.] (Zoöl.) The manatee. [Written also lamentin, and lamantine.]

(La*marck"i*an) a. Pertaining to, or involved in, the doctrines of Lamarckianism.

(La*marck"i*an*ism) n. (Biol.) Lamarckism.

(La"marck"ism) n. [From Lamarck, a distinguished French naturalist.] (Biol.) The theory that structural variations, characteristic of species and genera, are produced in animals and plants by the direct influence of physical environments, and esp., in the case of animals, by effort, or by use or disuse of certain organs.

(La"ma*ser*y) n. [See 2d Lama.] A monastery or convent of lamas, in Thibet, Mongolia, etc.

(Lamb) n. [AS. lamb; akin to D. & Dan. lam, G. & Sw. lamm, OS., Goth., & Icel. lamb.]

1. (Zoöl.) The young of the sheep.

2. Any person who is as innocent or gentle as a lamb.

3. A simple, unsophisticated person; in the cant of the Stock Exchange, one who ignorantly speculates and is victimized.

(Lak"y), a. [From Lake the pigment.] Transparent; — said of blood rendered transparent by the action of some solvent agent on the red blood corpuscles.

(Lal*la"tion) n. [L. lallare to sing lalla, or lullaby: cf. F. lallation.] An imperfect enunciation of the letter r, in which it sounds like l.

(La"lo) n. The powdered leaves of the baobab tree, used by the Africans to mix in their soup, as the southern negroes use powdered sassafras. Cf. Couscous.

(Lam) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lammed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Lamming.] [Icel. lemja to beat, or lama to bruise, both fr. lami, lama, lame. See Lame.] To beat soundly; to thrash. [Obs. or Low] Beau. & Fl.

(La"ma) n. (Zoöl.) See Llama.

(La"ma), n. [Thibet. blama (pronounced lä"ma) a chief, a high priest.] In Thibet, Mongolia, etc., a priest or monk of the belief called Lamaism.

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