guano

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noun gua·no \ˈgwä-(ˌ)nō\

Definition of guano

  1. :  a fertilizer containing the accumulated excrement of seabirds or bats; broadly :  excrement especially of seabirds or bats

Origin and Etymology of guano

Spanish, from Quechua wanu fertilizer, dung


First Known Use: 1604


GUANO Defined for English Language Learners

guano

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noun gua·no \ˈgwä-(ˌ)nō\

Definition of guano for English Language Learners

  • : waste material from birds and bats that is used to help plants grow


Learn More about guano

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of guano Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about guano


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