from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See anhinga.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any long-necked waterbird in the family Anhingidae
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of four species of aquatic birds of the genus Anhinga or Plotus. They are allied to the gannets and cormorants, but have very long, slender, flexible necks, and sharp bills.
- n. The wryneck.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A totipalmate natatorial bird of the family Plotidæ and genus Plotus: so called from the long, slender, snaky neck; a snake-neck; an anhinga or water-turkey; a darter. See cut under anhinga.
- n. The wryneck, Iynx torquilla: so named from the serpentine movement of the neck. See cut under wryneck.
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
snake + bird, from its snake-like neck. (Wiktionary)