|jaçana (ˌʒɑːsəˈnɑː, ˌdʒæ-)|
|Also called: lily-trotter any bird of the family Jacanidae, of tropical and subtropical marshy regions, having long legs and very long toes that enable walking on floating plants: order Charadriiformes|
|[C18: from Portuguese jaçanã, from Tupi-Guarani jasaná]|
any of several species of water birds belonging to the family Jacanidae of the order Charadriiformes. Jacanas are uniquely equipped with long straight claws for walking on floating vegetation. Like certain plovers, some jacanas have wing spurs
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