Gua*cha"ro (?), n. [Cf. Sp. gu�xa0;charo sickly, dropsical, guacharaca a sort of bird.] Zool.

A nocturnal bird of South America and Trinidad (Steatornis Caripensis, or S. steatornis); -- called also oilbird.

⇒ It resembles the goatsuckers and nighthawks, but feeds on fruits, and nests in caverns. A pure oil, used in place of butter, is extracted from the young by the natives.


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