Definitions for guanacogwɑˈnɑ koʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gua•na•cogwɑˈnɑ koʊ(n.)(pl.)-cos.

  1. a South American ruminant, Lama guanicoe, considered the wild ancestor of the domesticated llama and alpaca.

    Category: Mammals

Origin of guanaco:

1595–1605; < Sp < Quechua wanaku

Princeton's WordNet

  1. guanaco, Lama guanicoe(noun)

    wild llama


  1. guanaco(Noun)

    A South American ruminant, Lama guanicoe; closely related to the other lamoids, the alpaca, llama, and vicuu00F1a in the taxonomic family Camelidae.

  2. Origin: guanaco, from wanaku.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Guanaco(noun)

    a South American mammal (Auchenia huanaco), allied to the llama, but of larger size and more graceful form, inhabiting the southern Andes and Patagonia. It is supposed by some to be the llama in a wild state


  1. Guanaco

    The guanaco is a camelid native to South America that stands between 1 and 1.2 metres at the shoulder and weighs about 90 kg. The colour varies very little, ranging from a light brown to dark cinnamon and shading to white underneath. Guanacos have grey faces and small straight ears. The name guanaco comes from the South American language Quechua word wanaku. Young guanacos are called chulengo.


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