Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several large game birds of the family Cracidae, native to tropical forests of Central and South America and resembling the curassows.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An American bird of the family Cracidæ and subfamily Penelopinæ, related to the hoccos and curassows.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun ((Zoöl.) Any one of many species of large gallinaceous birds of Central and South America, belonging to Penelope, Pipile, Ortalis, and allied genera. Several of the species are often domesticated.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any (member) of several species of birds in the genera Aburria, Chamaepetes, Oreophasis, Penelope, Penelopina, and Pipile, of the family Cracidae, limited to the Americas.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any of several large turkey-like game birds of the family Cracidae; native to jungles of tropical America; resembling the curassows and valued as food

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[American Spanish, of South American Indian origin.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From American Spanish, from Kuna kwama.

Examples

  • The bandit chief is not impressed, but soon he and his men are made quick work of by the woman and her large polearm (she wields what is called a guan dao in Chinese, it's a long pole weapon with a curved blade fixed at the top).

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  • Still, while you feel "guan" shouldn't be translated as controlled, I don't think "controlled" necessarily leads to people to think of "oppressed".

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  • Once, when eating breakfast at a small outdoor aboriginal restaurant in the mountains of Taiwan, the owner, a motherly woman, asked me if I wanted to try some, "san bei guan niu".

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  • Once, when eating breakfast at a small outdoor aboriginal restaurant in the mountains of Taiwan, the owner, a motherly woman, asked me if I wanted to try some, "san bei guan niu".

    Matt Gibson: Finding Serendipity: How to Make Your Travels More Exciting

  • Once, when eating breakfast at a small outdoor aboriginal restaurant in the mountains of Taiwan, the owner, a motherly woman, asked me if I wanted to try some, "san bei guan niu".

    Matt Gibson: Finding Serendipity: How to Make Your Travels More Exciting

  • “Ti hu guan ding” pronounced tee hoo gwahn ding means jade liquid pours into your head and goes into your heart; you suddenly awaken and realize the Tao wisdom.

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  • “Ti hu guan ding” can be translated as suddenly achieve enlightenment.

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  • “San guan sheng jiang” pronounced sahn gwahn shung jyahng means energy ascends and descends in three gates.

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  • “Ti hu guan ding” can be translated as suddenly achieve enlightenment.

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  • “San guan sheng jiang” pronounced sahn gwahn shung jyahng means energy ascends and descends in three gates.

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