Critical Research at the Intersections of Animality

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\ ˈkrē-ə  \
plural crias

Definition of cria

a baby llama, alpaca, vicuña, or guanaco

History and Etymology for cria

borrowed from Spanish cría “rearing (of an animal), baby animal, litter,” noun derivative of criar “to bring up, rear, nurse,” going back to Latin creāre “to bring into being, give birth to, cause to grow”