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guanay

[gwuh-nahy; Spanish gwah-nahy] /gwəˈnaɪ; Spanish gwɑˈnaɪ/
noun, plural guanayes
[gwuh-nahy-eys; Spanish gwah-nah-yes] /gwəˈnaɪ eɪs; Spanish gwɑˈnɑ yɛs/ (Show IPA),
guanays.
1.
a cormorant, Phalacrocorax bougainvillii, of islands off the coasts of Peru and Chile, a chief source of guano.
Also called guanay cormorant.
Origin
1855-1860
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
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  • It contains the king and imperial complexes and the guanay cormorant.

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