Definition of anhinga in English:


Line breaks: an|hinga
Pronunciation: /anˈhɪŋgə


chiefly North American
  • another term for darter ( sense 1).
    More example sentences
    • A bird of southern swamps, the Anhinga is known as the Water-Turkey for its swimming habits and broad tail.
    • The evolutionary relationships of anhingas and darters remain unclear.
    • The anhingas, which spent their spring and summer scattered here and there along the Texas coast and inland waterways, follow their instinct, drift south and gather together.


mid 18th century: from Portuguese, from Tupi áyinga.

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