anhinga

[an-hing-guh]
noun
any of various totipalmate swimming birds of the family Anhingidae, having a very long and flexible neck.
Also called snakebird, water turkey.


Origin:
1760–70; < Portuguese < Tupi ayingá

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anhinga (ænˈhɪŋɡə)
 
n
another name for darter
 
[C18: via Portuguese from Tupi]

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anhinga
Amer. fishing bird (also called the snake-bird), 1769, from a Tupi word which sometimes is said to mean "snake-bird."
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Anhinga has a long, pointed bill and a much longer tail.
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