fish-guano
fertiliser made of fish; or fish manure

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • fish-guano — fishˈ guano noun Fish manure • • • Main Entry: ↑fish …   Useful english dictionary

  • fish guano — noun : a fertilizer prepared from fish : fish meal * * * fish guano, a manure or fertilizer made from the dried bodies of fish; fish manure …   Useful english dictionary

  • fish guano — fertiliser made of fish; or fish manure …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fish manure — fish manure, = fish guano. (Cf. ↑fish guano) …   Useful english dictionary

  • fish|works — «FIHSH WURKS», noun (plural). 1. the appliances and devices used in fish culture for the artificial propagation of fish. 2. a place where the products of fisheries are used for a specific purpose, such as the manufacture of oil or guano …   Useful english dictionary

  • guano — /gwah noh/, n. 1. a natural manure composed chiefly of the excrement of sea birds, found esp. on islands near the Peruvian coast. 2. any similar substance, as an artificial fertilizer made from fish. [1595 1605; < Sp: fertilizer, dung; AmerSp… …   Universalium

  • guano — /ˈgwanoʊ/ (say gwahnoh) noun (plural guanos) 1. a natural manure composed chiefly of the excrement of seabirds, found especially on islands near the Peruvian coast. 2. Also, bat guano. the droppings of bats, used as a fertiliser. 3. any similar… …   Australian English dictionary

  • guano — n. & v. (pl. os) n. 1 the excrement of sea fowl, found esp. in the islands off Peru and used as manure. 2 an artificial manure, esp. that made from fish. v.tr. ( oes, oed) fertilize with guano. Etymology: Sp. f. Quechua huanu dung …   Useful english dictionary

  • guano — [ gwα:nəʊ] noun (plural guanos) the excrement of seabirds, used as fertilizer. ↘an artificial fertilizer resembling this, especially one made from fish. Origin C17: from Sp., or from Latin Amer. Sp. huano, from Quechua huanu dung …   English new terms dictionary

  • guano — gua•no [[t]ˈgwɑ noʊ[/t]] n. 1) a natural manure composed chiefly of the excrement of sea birds, found esp. on islands near the Peruvian coast 2) any similar substance, as an artificial fertilizer made from fish • Etymology: 1595–1605; < Sp …   From formal English to slang

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