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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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(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]
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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
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References in classic literature ?
Occasionally a deer, or a Guanaco (wild Llama) may be seen; but the Agouti (Cavia Patagonica) is the commonest quadruped.
Dado que el guanaco fue el recurso central en la dieta de los cazadores-recolectores de la region, es logico que los metodos de manufactura de los instrumentos esten vinculados a la adquisicion de los subproductos de esta animal.
International Resource News-16 March 2010-GeoPark Holdings drills new discovery oil well on Guanaco prospect(C)2010 ENPublishing -
Today, the Andean park is the only place in the world that preserves an ancient food hierarchy in which both puma and condor feed off the guanaco.
This spectacular park is a haven for many species of flora and fauna - giving trekkers the chance to see amazing wildlife such as condors, flamingos and llama-like guanaco.
It also provides refuge to the endangered guanaco, an i undomesticated relative of the llama that is found between southern Peru and Tierra del Fuego.
Investigators also found a large assembly of guanaco bones in the cave.
Feeding habits of the puma (Puma concolor) and the incidence of predation on guanaco (Lama guanicoe) mortality in northeastern Patagonia.
The secretary was told that the zoo had recently added white lion, white Bengal tiger, a trio each of llama, guanaco and wallaby.