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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.]
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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]
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n., pl. -cos.
a South American ruminant, Lama guanicoe, considered the wild ancestor of the domesticated llama and alpaca.
[1595–1605; < Sp < Quechua wanaku]
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