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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.
Vertical limestone cliffs in the shoreline, sometimes 30 to 60 feet high as in Punta Guanos and Punta Guana,l yield to the emeraldblue coastal waters of the Straits of Florida, with coral reefs, underwater marine terraces and the submarine channel of the Rio Bacunayagua.
The floodlights will be switched on by Julie Kirkbride, the Conservative MP for Bromsgrove, ahead of a game between Bromsgrove's Development XV and local invitation side the Guanos.