water turkey

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water turkey



(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]
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Noun1.water turkey - blackish New World snakebird of swampy regionswater turkey - blackish New World snakebird of swampy regions
anhinga, darter, snakebird - fish-eating bird of warm inland waters having a long flexible neck and slender sharp-pointed bill
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Its plumage is similar in color to that of a wild turkey, and it is sometimes called the water turkey.