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  1. a seaport in W Ecuador, on the Gulf of Guayaquil.
  2. Gulf of, an arm of the Pacific in SW Ecuador.
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Examples from the Web for guayaquil

Historical Examples

  • The brig loaded with cocao, in bulk, at Guayaquil, and sailed for Cadiz.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • Guayaquil has the highest permanent death-rate of all cities.

  • As he said this, many lights appeared in the houses of Guayaquil.

  • I had a little adventure in Guayaquil which might have been very unpleasant.

  • At Guayaquil we loaded a cargo of cocoa and sailed for Falmouth for orders.

British Dictionary definitions for guayaquil


  1. a port in W Ecuador: the largest city in the country and its chief port; university (1867). Pop: 2 387 000 (2005 est)
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