the excrement of sea birds; used as fertilizer
Dung from a sea bird or from a bat.
Origin: From guano, from huanu.
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
Origin: [Sp. guano, fr. Peruv. huanu dung.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
gwä′nō, n. the long-accumulated excrement of certain sea-fowl, found on certain coasts and islands, esp. about South America, much used for manure.—adj. Guanif′erous.—n. Guä′nin, a yellowish-white, amorphous substance, a constituent of guano, also of the liver and pancreas of mammals. [Sp. guano, or huano, from Peruv. huanu, dung.]
The numerical value of guano in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of guano in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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