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guanaco

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noun gua·na·co \gwə-ˈnä-(ˌ)kō\

Definition of guanaco

plural

guanacos

also

guanaco

  1. :  a South American mammal (Lama guanicoe) of dry open country that has a soft thick fawn-colored coat and is related to the camel but lacks a dorsal hump — compare alpaca, llama



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Origin and Etymology of guanaco

Spanish, from Quechua wanaku


First Known Use: 1604


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