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a·ni

 (ä-nē′)
n. pl. a·nis
Any of several chiefly tropical American birds of the genus Crotophaga, related to the cuckoo and having black plumage and a long tail.

[American Spanish aní or Portuguese ani, both from Tupí ani.]

ani

(ˈɑːnɪ)
n, pl anis
(Animals) any of several gregarious tropical American birds of the genus Crotophaga: family Cuculidae (cuckoos). They have a black plumage, long square-tipped tail, and heavily hooked bill
[Spanish aní, from Tupi]

a•ni

(ˈɑ ni, ɑˈni)

n., pl. a•nis.
any of several black cuckoos of the genus Crotophaga, of the tropical and subtropical New World.
[1820–30; < Portuguese < Tupi]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ani - black tropical American cuckooani - black tropical American cuckoo  
cuckoo - any of numerous European and North American birds having pointed wings and a long tail
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