guanay cormorant


[gwuh-nahy; Spanish gwah-nahy]
noun, plural guanayes [gwuh-nahy-eys; Spanish gwah-nah-yes] , guanays.
a cormorant, Phalacrocorax bougainvillii, of islands off the coasts of Peru and Chile, a chief source of guano.
Also called guanay cormorant.

1855–60; < American Spanish guanae, apparently as back formation from colonial Spanish huanaes, as plural of huano guano, taken as the name of the bird that produced it Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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