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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several chiefly tropical American birds of the genus Crotophaga, related to the cuckoo and having black plumage and a long tail.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A bird of the genus Crotophaga in the cuckoo family.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A black bird of tropical America, the West Indies and Florida (Crotophaga ani), allied to the cuckoos, having a compressed, bladelike bill and remarkable for communistic nesting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bird of the genus Crotophaga, sub-family Crotophaginæ, and family Cuculidæ, inhabiting the warmer parts of America.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. black tropical American cuckoo

Etymologies

American Spanish aní or Portuguese ani, both from Tupi ani.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Portuguese or Spanish ani, both from Old Tupi. (Wiktionary)

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