from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The South American name of the roseate spoonbill, a large grallatorial bird of the genus Platalea, family Plataleidæ, related to the ibis.
  • noun In the form ajaja: The specific name of the bird Platalea ajaja.
  • noun Reichenbach's generic name of the bird, which he calls Ajaja rosea, to separate it generically from the old-world spoonbill, Platalea leucorodia. See spoonbill.
  • noun In Paraguay, the jabiru, Mycteria americana: in this sense only in the form aiaiai. E. D. See cut under jabiru.


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  • Century Dictionary lists this as a name for the roseate spoonbill. I haven't found another printed example yet.

    December 18, 2010