n. pl. la·ma·ser·ies
In Tibetan Buddhism, a monastery presided over by a lama.
[French lamaserie : lama, lama (from Tibetan bla-ma; see LAMA) + -serie, dwelling (probably from Persian sarāy, inn, palace; see terə-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
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