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gua·no

 (gwä′nō)
n. pl. gua·nos
A substance composed chiefly of the dung of seabirds or bats, accumulated along certain coastal areas or in caves and used as fertilizer.

[Spanish, from Quechua huanu, dung.]

guano

(ˈɡwɑːnəʊ)
n, pl -nos
(Zoology) the dried excrement of fish-eating sea birds, deposited in rocky coastal regions of South America: contains the urates, oxalates, and phosphates of ammonium and calcium; used as a fertilizer
1. (Zoology) any similar but artificial substance used as a fertilizer
[C17: from Spanish, from Quechuan huano dung]

gua•no

(ˈgwɑ noʊ)

n.
1. a natural manure composed chiefly of the excrement of sea birds, found esp. on islands near the Peruvian coast.
2. any similar substance, as an artificial fertilizer made from fish.
[1595–1605; < Sp]

gua·no

(gwä′nō)
A substance composed chiefly of the partly decomposed dung of sea birds or bats. It is used as a fertilizer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guano - the excrement of sea birds; used as fertilizer
body waste, excrement, excreta, excretory product, excretion - waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body
organic, organic fertiliser, organic fertilizer - a fertilizer that is derived from animal or vegetable matter
Translations
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References in classic literature ?
Below some small masses of guano at Ascension, and on the Abrolhos Islets, I found certain stalactitic branching bodies, formed apparently in the same manner as the thin white coating on these rocks.
At first, when I was unaware of this interest of his in my affairs, he had to divine my intentions, as, for instance, at Papeete, when I contemplated going partners with a knavish fellow-countryman on a guano venture.
Bajo esta perspectiva, mientras el guano representa un salario, la venta de cabritos opera como caja chica y, mientras sobre el primero pesan criterios de maximizacion intensiva de ganancias, sobre los segundos pesan criterios de extension y estabilizacion de los beneficios--carne y magros ingresos en dinero--a lo largo del ano.
Dense shrubs and low xerophytic forests, with guano palms, cactus and hardwood trees cover the hills almost continuously.
Berlese extraction of guano from three cave systems resulted in the recovery of several species of mites (Acari), including two species of Macrocheles (Macrochelidae).
Researchers collect bat guano using a variety of techniques, and most samples are used for diet analysis.
When chemical fertilizers began to appear, the demand for guano dwindled, but in 2008, when the price of those fertilizers shot up, scavengers began digging into Peru's guano stores again to feed a market increasingly hungry for organic fertilizer.
In fact, we are walking on a meter-deep layer of bird droppings, or guano.
Bond eventually killed no by suffocating him in seabird and bat excrement, also known as guano.
The guano came from the penguins and from seabirds overhead.
Thus Funk concluded that the mineral must have been guano [29, 30].
clearing, the removal of guano and the emptying of waste water and other

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