guano
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guano(
gwa
-
no
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el guano
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Bat guano was mined from the cave as a source of saltpeter for gunpowder.El guano de murciélago se extraía de la cueva como fuente de salitre para la pólvora.
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guano
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guano(
gwah
-
noh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (excrement)
a. guano
El piso de la cueva estaba cubierto de guano de murciélago.The floor of the cave was covered in bat guano.
2. (agriculture)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. manure
Los granjeros utilizan guano de vaca y caballo como abono.Farmers collect manure from cows and horses to use it as fertilizer.
b. dung
En la huerta solo utilizamos guano y compost.In the orchard we only use dung and compost.
3. (botany)
Regionalism used in Honduras
(Honduras)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
a. balsa tree
Los guanos son apreciados por su madera liviana.Balsa trees are highly regarded for their light wood.
4. (botany)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. palm tree
Fui a la playa y me refugié bajo la sombra de los guanos.I went to the beach and sat in the shade of the palm trees.
b. palm leaf
Usamos los guanos secos para tejer canastos.We used the dried palm leaves to weave baskets.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(currency)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
a. money
Me quedé sin trabajo y ahora no tengo guano ni para comprar una lata de atún.I lost my job and now I don't have enough money even to buy a can of tuna.
b. brass
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Gasté el guano que tenía en un puro.I spent the brass I had on a cigar.
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guano
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (abono)
a. guano
2. (palmera)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
a. palm tree
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guano
1 [de aves marinas] guano
2 (Latinoamérica) (estiércol) dung; manure
3 (Cuba) money; brass (familiar)
4
meter guano (Caribe) to put one's back into it
guano
(Latinoamérica) (palma) palm tree; (hoja) palm leaf;
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