from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The scarlet ibis, Ibis rubra or Eudocimus ruber: taken as a generic name of the scarlet and white ibises by Reichenbach, 1853.
  • noun Same as aguara.
  • noun In tropical America, several species of Cupania, trees of the family Sapindaceæ, having pinnate leaves and racemes or panicles of small flowers.

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

  • noun The scarlet ibis. See ibis.
  • noun A large-maned wild dog of South America (Canis jubatus) -- named from its cry.

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  • noun A bird, the scarlet ibis.
  • noun Canis jubatus, a large-maned wild dog of South America.


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Portuguese, from Brazil. The dog is named from its cry.


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  • The mums are quite tough and we also have a few guara flowers, what a wonderful plant that is.

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  • Suppose, when the wind is on the beam, the foremost one drawn up; that end of the raft will instantly have a tendency to drift to leeward, from the absence of the lateral support it previously received from its guara or keel at the bow; or, in sea language, the balsa will immediately “fall off,” and in time she will come right before the wind.

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  • But while these guaras serve the purpose of a keel, they also perform the important duty of a rudder, the rationale of which every sailor will understand, upon considering the effect which must follow upon pulling either up the guara in the bow or that in the stern.

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