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guanaco

[ gwah-nah-koh ]
/ gwɑˈnɑ koʊ /
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noun, plural gua·na·cos.
a wild South American ruminant, Lama guanicoe, of which the llama and alpaca are believed to be domesticated varieties: related to the camels.

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Origin of guanaco

1595–1605; <Spanish <Quechua wanaku
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British Dictionary definitions for guanaco

guanaco
/ (ɡwɑːˈnɑːkəʊ) /

noun plural -cos
a cud-chewing South American artiodactyl mammal, Lama guanicoe, closely related to the domesticated llama: family Camelidae

Word Origin for guanaco

C17: from Spanish, from Quechuan huanacu
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