from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a genus (Anhinga) of long-necked birds having a sharp, pointed bill and inhabiting swampy regions of tropical and subtropical America. Also called darter, snakebird, water turkey.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fish-eating bird, Anhinga anhinga, from North America having a thin, pointed bill and long, thin neck.
- n. A bird of the family Anhingidae.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An aquatic bird of the southern United States (Platus anhinga); the darter, or snakebird.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The American snake-bird, darter, or water-turkey, Plotus anhinga; a totipalmate natatorial bird, of the family Plotidæ and order Steganopodes.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of birds: a synonym of Plotus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. fish-eating bird of warm inland waters having a long flexible neck and slender sharp-pointed bill
Portuguese, from Tupi ayingá.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Portuguese anhingá or anhangá, from Old Tupi ajíŋa (also transcribed as áyinga or ayingá) (Wiktionary)