Definitions for guangwɑn
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word guan
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of various long-tailed gallinaceous birds of the family Cracidae, inhabiting New World tropical forests.
Origin of guan:
1735–45; < one or more American Indian languages of the Caribbean coast
any of several large turkey-like game birds of the family Cracidae; native to jungles of tropical America; resembling the curassows and valued as food
Any of several species of birds in the genera Aburria, Chamaepetes, Oreophasis, Penelope, Penelopina and Pipile of the family Cracidae, limited to the Americas.
any one of many species of large gallinaceous birds of Central and South America, belonging to Penelope, Pipile, Ortalis, and allied genera. Several of the species are often domesticated
The guan is a Chinese double reed wind instrument. The northern Chinese version is called guanzi or bili and the Cantonese version is called houguan. It is classified as a bamboo instrument in the Ba Yin system. Unlike instruments in the shawm family, such as the Western oboe or Chinese suona, the guan has a cylindrical bore, giving it a clarinet-like tone.
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