(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,
(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.