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

  • n. Any of several tropical water birds of the family Jacanidae, having long toes adapted for walking on floating vegetation. Also called lily-trotter.

Etymologies

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

Portuguese jaçanã, from Tupi jaçanam, jaçanã, one that cries out.

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