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guanaco

GUANACO, n. The lama, or camel of South America, in a wild state.




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GUANACO, n. The lama, or camel of South America, in a wild state.


GUA'NA-CO, n.

The Auchenia Huanaca, a species of the genus of ruminant mammals, to which the lama belongs. It inhabits the Andes, and is domesticated. It is allied to the camel.


Gua*na"co
  1. A South American mammal (Auchenia huanaco), allied to the llama, but of larger size and more graceful form, inhabiting the southern Andes and Patagonia. It is supposed by some to be the llama in a wild state.

    [Written also huanaco.]
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Guanaco

GUANACO, noun The lama, or camel of South America, in a wild state.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

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