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Any of a genus (Anhinga) of long-necked birds having a sharp, pointed bill and inhabiting swamps in tropical and subtropical regions. Also called darter, snakebird, water turkey.
[Portuguese, from Tupí ayingá.]
(Animals) another name for darter1
[C18: via Portuguese from Tupi]
n., pl. -gas.
any of various tropical and subtropical freshwater web-footed diving birds of the family Anhingidae. Also called snakebird, water turkey.
[1760–70; < Portuguese < Tupi]
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|Noun||1.||anhinga - fish-eating bird of warm inland waters having a long flexible neck and slender sharp-pointed bill|
pelecaniform seabird - large fish-eating seabird with four-toed webbed feet
genus Anhinga - type genus of the Anhingidae