- a large game bird of the curassow family, common in dense woodlands of Central and South America, somewhat resembling a turkey.
Origin of guan
Borrowed into English from American Spanish around 1735–45
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Examples from the Web for guan
Guan Yu was faithful, honest, upright and brave beyond all measure.
Guan Yu had a knife shaped like a half-moon which was called the Green Dragon.
When Guan Yu heard of it he hastened up with an army to relieve the town.
The war god Guan Di also is appealed to as a savior in all sorts of emergencies.
Guan Yin, who had released him, gave the Monk a golden circlet.
- any gallinaceous bird of the genera Penelope, Pipile, etc, of Central and South America: family Cracidae (curassows)
C18: from American Spanish
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