Definition of anhinga in English:

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anhinga

Pronunciation: /anˈhɪŋɡə/

noun

chiefly North American
Another term for darter (sense 1).
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.

Origin

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

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