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guacharo

[ gwah-chuh-roh ]
/ ˈgwɑ tʃəˌroʊ /
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noun, plural gua·cha·ros.

a nocturnal, fruit-eating, South American bird, Steatornis caripensis, the young of which yield an oil derived from their fat.

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Also called oilbird.

Origin of guacharo

Borrowed into English from American Spanish around 1820–30
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British Dictionary definitions for guacharo

guacharo
/ (ˈɡwɑːtʃəˌrəʊ) /

noun plural -ros

another name for oilbird

Word Origin for guacharo

C19: from Spanish guácharo
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