Guano meaning

gwänō
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Any of various similar substances, such as a fertilizer prepared from ground fish parts.
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A substance composed chiefly of the dung of seabirds or bats, accumulated along certain coastal areas or in caves and used as fertilizer.
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Dung of seabirds, found especially on islands off the coast of Peru: it is used as a fertilizer.
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Any natural or artificial fertilizer resembling this, as bat dung.
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A substance composed chiefly of the dung of sea birds or bats, accumulated along certain coastal areas or in caves and used as fertilizer.
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Any of various similar substances, such as a fertilizer prepared from ground fish parts.
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Dung from a sea bird or from a bat.
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Origin of guano

  • Spanish from Quechua huanu dung

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

  • From Spanish guano, from Quechuan language huanu (“dung”).

    From Wiktionary