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Guacharon. [Cf. Sp. guácharo sickly, dropsical, guacharaca a sort of bird.].
     A nocturnal bird of South America and Trinidad (Steatornis Caripensis, or S. steatornis); -- called also oilbird.  [1913 Webster]
    " 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."  [1913 Webster]


Guacharo, n. (pl. -os) a nocturnal bird, Steatornis caripensis, native to S. America and feeding on fruit. Also called oil-bird.

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