Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of a genus (Anhinga) of long-necked birds having a sharp, pointed bill and inhabiting swamps in tropical and subtropical regions.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The American snake-bird, darter, or water-turkey, Plotus anhinga; a totipalmate natatorial bird, of the family Plotidæ and order Steganopodes.
  • noun [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of birds: a synonym of Plotus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) An aquatic bird of the southern United States (Platus anhinga); the darter, or snakebird.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A fish-eating bird, Anhinga anhinga, from North America having a thin, pointed bill and long, thin neck.
  • noun A bird of the family Anhingidae.

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

  • noun fish-eating bird of warm inland waters having a long flexible neck and slender sharp-pointed bill

Etymologies

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

[Portuguese, from Tupí ayingá.]

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Portuguese anhingá or anhangá, from Old Tupi ajíŋa (also transcribed as áyinga or ayingá)

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