Definition of camelid in English:

camelid

noun

Zoology
  • A mammal of the camel family (Camelidae).

    • ‘Both the llama and the alpaca are domesticated forms long believed to be descended from the guanaco, a wild camelid.’
    • ‘The rule also outlines conditions under which sheep, goats, cervids and camelids can be imported, as well as meat and certain other products and byproducts from these animals.’
    • ‘It will not be necessary to apply for a licence to move camelids and deer.’
    • ‘Llamas come from a family of four-footed animals called camelids, which also include alpacas, vicuñas, and guanacos.’
    • ‘The llama is a large camelid native to South America.’

Origin

Late 20th century: from modern Latin Camelidae (plural), from Latin camelus camel, from Greek kamēlos.

Pronunciation:

camelid

/kəˈmiːlɪd/