anhinga definition

  • noun:
    • Any of a genus (Anhinga) of long-necked wild birds having a sharp, pointed bill and inhabiting swampy parts of tropical and subtropical America. Also referred to as darter, snakebird, water turkey.
    • A fish-eating bird, Anhinga anhinga, from North America having a thin, pointed costs and lengthy, slim throat.
    • A bird of this household Anhingidae.
    • An aquatic bird regarding the southern United States (Platus anhinga); the darter, or snakebird.
    • The United states snake-bird, darter, or water-turkey, Plotus anhinga; a totipalmate natatorial bird, of the household Plotidæ and purchase Steganopodes.
    • [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of birds: a synonym of Plotus.
    • fish-eating bird of warm inland seas having a long versatile neck and thin sharp-pointed costs

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