guan

[ gwahn ]
/ gwɑn /

noun

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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guan

/ (ɡwɑːn) /

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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