Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The tuberculated lizard, Iguana tuberculata: same as iguana.
- n. The great New Zealand lizard, Hatteria punctata.
- n. See the extract.
- n. The name in Cuba for the lace-like inner bark of the blue or mountain mahoe, Pariti elatum, a malvaceous tree 50 to 60 feet high. The fiber is obtainable in broad bands up to 12 or 15 inches wide. Formerly it was much used for tying up bundles of cigars; its place for this purpose, however, has been taken by specially woven silk bands. It is extensively used in the United States and Europe for making women's hats and millinery trimmings. Commercially known as Cuba bast.
- n. US A contraction of iguana (the lizard) made in British colonial America. (Reference: The Dinkum Dictionary : The Origins of Australian Words, Susan Butler, Text Publishing, 2001, ISBN 187648585X.)
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) See iguana.
“a substance in South America called 'guana', which he had analysed and found to contain one-third of ammoniacal salt with other salts and carbon, but its use was not to come for another generation.”
“I have been guana free for a few months now ... but the urge never really goes away.”
“December 15, 2007 at 9:16 pm yeah, whin R wii guana git moar ob it?”
“Everything from cleaning out a septic tank, to standing hip deep in bat guana, this guy is game for everything.”
“And surrounded by the monkey-chiefs, those princes of Raghu's house with fingers cased in guana skin, shone, as they went, like the Sun and the Moon in the midst of the planets.”
“And at the command of Yudhishthira, the strong-armed Arjuna, taking up the Gandiva as also his inexhaustible quivers, and accoutred in mail and gauntlets and finger-protectors made of the skin of the guana, and having poured oblations into the fire and made the Brahmanas to utter benedictions after gifts, set out (from Kamyaka) with the objects of beholding Indra.”
“Me catchee big manacou byme-bye; an 'dat heap betterer dan nasty fat-face' guana.”
“Um big 'guana down by de stable; come quick an' bring 'tick an' we kill him togedder!”
“Oh, he caught a 'guana before the rain came on, and that prevented him from going to cut the grass," I explained.”
“And at the command of Yudhishthira, the strong-armed Arjuna, taking up the _Gandiva_ as also his inexhaustible quivers, and accoutred in mail and gauntlets and finger-protectors made of the skin of the guana, and having poured oblations into the fire and made the Brahmanas to utter benedictions after gifts, set out (from _Kamyaka_) with the objects of beholding Indra.”
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