guan

[gwahn]
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noun

a large game bird of the curassow family, common in dense woodlands of Central and South America, somewhat resembling a turkey.

Nearby words

  1. guaiacum,
  2. guaira,
  3. guajira,
  4. guam,
  5. guamanian,
  6. guanabana,
  7. guanabara,
  8. guanabara bay,
  9. guanaco,
  10. guanadrel

Origin of guan

Borrowed into English from American Spanish around 1735–45

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British Dictionary definitions for guan

guan

noun

any gallinaceous bird of the genera Penelope, Pipile, etc, of Central and South America: family Cracidae (curassows)

Word Origin for guan

C18: from American Spanish

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