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n. pl. gua·na·cos or guanaco
1. A South American ruminant mammal (Lama guanicoe), related to the llama and having soft, fine wool.
a. The wool of this mammal.
b. Fabric made from this wool.

[Spanish, from Quechua huanaco.]


n, pl -cos
(Animals) a cud-chewing South American artiodactyl mammal, Lama guanicoe, closely related to the domesticated llama: family Camelidae
[C17: from Spanish, from Quechuan huanacu]


(gwɑˈnɑ koʊ)

n., pl. -cos.
a South American ruminant, Lama guanicoe, considered the wild ancestor of the domesticated llama and alpaca.
[1595–1605; < Sp < Quechua wanaku]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guanaco - wild llamaguanaco - wild llama        
llama - wild or domesticated South American cud-chewing animal related to camels but smaller and lacking a hump
genus Lama, Lama - llamas
References in classic literature ?
Occasionally a deer, or a Guanaco (wild Llama) may be seen; but the Agouti (Cavia Patagonica) is the commonest quadruped.
He recorded that hunters who accompanied the expedition took advantage of that trait, throwing themselves on the ground to lure the guanacos to draw near.
Still further south, the mysteries of Patagonia are located in this unique and remote corner of the world with flowering prairies, fjords and glaciers, and is home to guanacos, sea lions and penguins.
To contribute to the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol by strengthening the national access and benefit-sharing (ABS) framework and facilitating access to genetic resources of guanacos for the development of an anti-diarrheal treatment.
Irene Lawson, from Erdington, is the only adopter of the zoo's herd of three guanacos - and has supported the llama-like animals for 20 years.
Wildlife includes flamingos, guanacos, vicuna and an Andean rabbit called a vizcacha.
Since the mid-1970s, Franklin and his research team have been tracking, tagging, and putting radio collars on guanacos, a wild relative of domestic llamas, and on Patagonia pumas, one of the largest wild cats.
Darwin's Frog, above Tonight's opener uncovers more about the unusual wildlife that lives there, first witnessing footage of the elusive pumas as they hunt for Patagonian camels - Guanacos.
The range of the population of guanacos Chaco is superimposed on the TCO Isoso, 2 Communities (Cruce del Guanaco and Guirapetindi) and cattle ranches.
This process would have required intensification in the use of guanaco, captivity of groups of guanacos and ultimately their domestication (Yacobaccio 2001).
The order provides the powers needed to deal effectively and quickly with TB incidents in camelids (alpacas, guanacos, llamas, and vicunas), goats and deer.