- a wild South American ruminant, Lama guanicoe, of which the llama and alpaca are believed to be domesticated varieties: related to the camels.
Origin of guanaco
1595–1605; < Spanish < Quechua wanaku
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Examples from the Web for guanaco
The vicuña and guanaco also do not work in the service of man.From Pole to Pole
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Paganel had scarcely looked at it before he exclaimed, "A guanaco!"In Search of the Castaways
We looked about to discover the spot where we had left the guanaco.
We then raised a mark near our guanaco as we had done before.
We crowed over them, however, for they had not killed either a guanaco or a puma.
- a cud-chewing South American artiodactyl mammal, Lama guanicoe, closely related to the domesticated llama: family Camelidae
C17: from Spanish, from Quechuan huanacu
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