gua·​na·​co | \ gwə-ˈnä-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce guanaco (audio) \
plural guanacos also guanaco

Definition of 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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First Known Use of guanaco

1604, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for guanaco

Spanish, from Quechua wanaku

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The first known use of guanaco was in 1604

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