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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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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.
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.
She said: "The excrement, known as guano, contains the contents of nitrogen, phosphate and potassium, all three essential nutrients for plant growth.
The amount of guano collected from each bat ranged from one to eight fecal pellets.
Now--I really am such a geek--I keep a jar of bat guano in my office.
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I also wore the Showa 377 for working on Rockall in the dirty, wet, guano covered environment.
For people looking at activities you can indulge in trekking Tiffin's top, Guano Hills to China Peak in Nainital.
Male sperm packages look as if they could be nutritional bonanzas in dry caves where the insects otherwise rely on bat guano and the occasional carcass, Yoshizawa says.
But for Jules Blais, a biologist with the University of Ottawa, the countless strata of guano deposited there by these animals provide an ideal record of this information.

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