from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that moves suddenly and rapidly.
- n. See anhinga.
- n. Any of various small, often brilliantly colored freshwater fishes of the family Percidae, closely related to the perches and found in eastern North America.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A waterbird with a long neck in the family Anhingidae.
- n. Any of various darting freshwater fish of the family Percidae, that are usually small and brightly coloured and are native to North America.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who darts, or who throw darts; that which darts.
- n. The snakebird, a water bird of the genus Plotus; -- so called because it darts out its long, snakelike neck at its prey. See Snakebird.
- n. A small fresh-water etheostomoid fish. The group includes numerous genera and species, all of them American. See Etheostomoid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who throws a dart.
- n. One who or that which springs or darts forward.
- n. In zoology: In ichth.: The archer-fish, Toxotes jaculator. One of the freshwater fishes of the United States constituting the subfamily Etheostominœ of the family Percidœ.
- n. A fresh-water fish of the genus Uranidea and family Cottidœ: In ornith.: A bird of the genus Plotus and family Plotidœ..
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person or other animal that moves abruptly and rapidly
- n. fish-eating bird of warm inland waters having a long flexible neck and slender sharp-pointed bill
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