Guan definition

gwän
Any of several large game birds of the family Cracidae, native to tropical forests of Central and South America and resembling the curassows.
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Any of several gallinaceous game birds (family Cracidae) of Central and South America that feed on fruits.
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Any (member) of several species of birds in the genera Aburria, Chamaepetes, Oreophasis, Penelope, Penelopina, and Pipile, of the family Cracidae, limited to the Americas.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
guan
Plural:
guans

Origin of guan

  • American Spanish of South American Indian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From American Spanish, from Kuna kwama.

    From Wiktionary