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anis

[ah-nees] /ˈɑ nis/
noun
1.
a variety of anisette made especially in Spain and Latin America.
Origin of anis
< Spanish (aceite de) anís literally, oil of anise

ani

[ah-nee, ah-nee] /ˈɑ ni, ɑˈni/
noun, plural anis.
1.
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/
noun (pl) anis
1.
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
Word Origin
Spanish aní, from Tupi
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ani

n.

black bird of the cuckoo family, 1829, from Spanish or Portuguese ani, from Tupi.

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