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guacharo


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Guacharo  \Gua*cha"ro\,  n.  [Cf.  Sp  gu['a]charo  sickly, 
  dropsical,  guacharaca  a  sort  of  bird.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  nocturnal  bird  of  South  America  and  Trinidad  ({Steatornis 
  Caripensis},  or  {S.  steatornis});  --  called  also  {oilbird.} 
 
  Note:  It  resembles  the  goatsuckers  and  nighthawks,  but  feeds 
  on  fruits,  and  nests  in  caverns.  A  pure  oil,  used  in 
  place  of  butter,  is  extracted  from  the  young  by  the 
  natives. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  guacharo 
  n  :  nocturnal  fruit-eating  bird  of  South  America  that  has  fatty 
  young  yielding  an  oil  that  is  used  instead  of  butter 
  [syn:  {oilbird},  {Steatornis  caripensis}] 




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