Definition of guanaco :
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.
- Queerly enough, the women brought with them a baby or little guanaco, which they led by a string. - "The Story of Magellan and The Discovery of the Philippines", Hezekiah Butterworth.
- Their dress is simple, consisting of a 'chiripa' or piece of cloth round the loins, and the indispensable guanaco cape, which is hung loosely over the shoulders and held round the body by the hand, though it would obviously seem more convenient to have it secured round the waist with a belt of some kind. - "Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century", W. H. Davenport Adams.
- Others pursue the guanaco with equal success, till they are satisfied with their booty. - "The Captive in Patagonia", Benjamin Franklin Bourne.