(Especially in Africa) a jacana.
More example sentences
- Its colloquial names are ‘lily-trotter,’ ‘lotus bird’ and ‘Jesus Christ bird,’ although Smith affirms that jacanas can't walk on water.
- I reckon the moorhen must be closely related to the Jacana, also called the "lily-trotter" an exotic wading bird.
Definition of lily-trotter in:
- The US English dictionary