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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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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.
He said the top of the belfry crumbled and its wooden floor weakened due to guano acid.
Contract awarded for Investor supervision for works related to the construction of a wooden platform for guano in the oo monastery complex.
Bat droppings -- guano -- are used as fertilizer and sold for supplementary income by poor farmers, who sometimes try to attract bats to their property.
In this unique curio cabinet of a book, Posnett discusses seven little-known natural wonders: eiderdown, edible bird's nests, civet coffee, sea silk, vicuna fiber, tagua and guano. Many of these objects have been used and loved by humans for centuries, although some are "newer" than others--such as civet coffee, made from coffee beans digested and expelled by a catlike creature in Southeast Asia.
Bat droppings, or guano, make one of the best natural fertilisers.
But in 2014, scientists examining satellite imagery saw telltale guano stains on the Danger Islands, a chain of islands off the Antarctic Peninsula's northern tip.
From the backwaters and boardrooms of early San Francisco to malaria infested jungles and a guano island off the coast of Peru, Henning's search for meaning and purpose eventually brings him to realize that all that glitters is not necessarily gold.
Sus inicios como investigadora se remontan a finales de los anos 40, epoca en que empezo a trabajar en la Compania Administradora del Guano como investigadora de las parasitosis de las aves guaneras.
The quake knocked down power cables, leaving the areas of Puertas Negras, Guano and Chunchi without electricity, Ecuador's Risk Management Secretariat said in a statement.
Demand for guano - bird excrement used for fertiliser - is another reason, as the birds burrow into deposits of guano to nest.

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