Definitions for guanoˈgwɑ noʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gua•noˈgwɑ noʊ(n.)

  1. a natural manure composed chiefly of the excrement of sea birds, found esp. on islands near the Peruvian coast.

  2. any similar substance, as an artificial fertilizer made from fish.

Origin of guano:

1595–1605; < Sp

Princeton's WordNet

  1. guano(noun)

    the excrement of sea birds; used as fertilizer


  1. guano(Noun)

    Dung from a sea bird or from a bat.

  2. Origin: From guano, from huanu.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Guano(noun)

    a substance found in great abundance on some coasts or islands frequented by sea fowls, and composed chiefly of their excrement. It is rich in phosphates and ammonia, and is used as a powerful fertilizer


  1. Guano

    Guano is the feces and urine of seabirds, cave-dwelling bats, and seals. Guano manure is a highly effective fertilizer due to its high phosphorus and nitrogen content and its relative lack of odor compared to other forms of organic fertilizer such as horse manure. Guano was an important source of nitrates for gunpowder.


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