noun (plural guanos)[mass noun]
1The excrement of seabirds and bats, used as fertilizer.
- Millennia of visiting seabirds left large fossilized guano deposits on Nauru.
- The copious guano deposition from sea birds may play a role in maintaining the present assemblage of vascular plants on both islands.
- They rip up bin bags, deposit vast quantities of guano on our favourite statuary, and even attack people.
Early 17th century: from Spanish, or from Latin American Spanish huano, from Quechua huanu 'dung'.
Words that rhyme with guanoAmericano, Arno, boliviano, Bolzano, Carnot, chicano, Kano, llano, Locarno, Lugano, Marciano, Marrano, meccano, oregano, Pisano, poblano, Romano, siciliano, soprano, Sukarno
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