guanaco

noun gua·na·co \ gwə-ˈnä-(ˌ)kō \

Definition of guanaco

plural guanacos also guanaco
: a long-necked South American mammal (Lama guanicoe) of dry, open country that has a soft, thick fawn-colored coat, is related to the camel but lacks a dorsal hump, and is considered to be the ancestor of the domesticated llama — compare alpaca, llama

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Origin and Etymology of guanaco

Spanish, from Quechua wanaku


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