noun \ˈgwau̇\

Definition of guao



  1. :  any of certain small tropical American trees constituting a genus Comocladia of the family Anacardiaceae, having odd-pinnate often spiny leaves, hard heavy reddish wood, and a caustic sap that poisons on contact, and yielding tannins and a dye extract — see maiden plum

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Origin and Etymology of guao

American Spanish (Cuba), from Taino

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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