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guanaco

[gwah-nah-koh] /gwɑˈnɑ koʊ/
noun, plural guanacos.
1.
a wild South American ruminant, Lama guanicoe, of which the llama and alpaca are believed to be domesticated varieties: related to the camels.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Spanish < Quechua wanaku
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  • People hunted wild vicuña and guanaco nearly to extinction.
  • It was cold, and he wrapped his poncho of guanaco-hide round his neck and head.
  • People hunted wild vicuña and guanaco nearly to extinction.
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guanaco

/ɡwɑːˈnɑːkəʊ/
noun (pl) -cos
1.
a cud-chewing South American artiodactyl mammal, Lama guanicoe, closely related to the domesticated llama: family Camelidae
Word Origin
C17: from Spanish, from Quechuan huanacu
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