Anis'

anis

[ah-nees]
noun
a variety of anisette made especially in Spain and Latin America.

Origin:
< Spanish (aceite de) anís literally, oil of anise

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ani

[ah-nee, ah-nee]
noun, plural anis.
any of several black, tropical American cuckoos of the genus Crotophaga, having a compressed, bladelike bill.

Origin:
1820–30; < Spanish or Portuguese < Tupi or Guarani

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ani (ˈɑːnɪ)
 
n , pl anis
any of several gregarious tropical American birds of the genus Crotophaga: family Cuculidae (cuckoos). They have a black plumage, long square-tipped tail, and heavily hooked bill
 
[Spanish aní, from Tupi]

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ani
black bird of the cuckoo family, 1829, from Sp. or Port. ani, from Tupi.
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