Definition of camelid in English:

camelid

noun

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

    • ‘It will not be necessary to apply for a licence to move camelids and deer.’
    • ‘Both the llama and the alpaca are domesticated forms long believed to be descended from the guanaco, a wild camelid.’
    • ‘The llama is a large camelid native to South America.’
    • ‘Llamas come from a family of four-footed animals called camelids, which also include alpacas, vicuñas, and guanacos.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

camelid

/ˈkaməlɪd//kəˈmiːlɪd/