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an·hin·ga

 (ăn-hĭng′gə)
n.
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.]

anhinga

(ænˈhɪŋɡə)
n
(Animals) another name for darter1
[C18: via Portuguese from Tupi]

an•hin•ga

(ænˈhɪŋ gə)

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anhinga - fish-eating bird of warm inland waters having a long flexible neck and slender sharp-pointed billanhinga - 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
Anhinga anhinga, water turkey - blackish New World snakebird of swampy regions
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