Etymology
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anhinga (n.)

fishing bird of the American tropics (also called the snake-bird, water-turkey), 1769, from a Tupi word which is said to mean "snake-bird."

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Definitions of anhinga

anhinga (n.)
fish-eating bird of warm inland waters having a long flexible neck and slender sharp-pointed bill;
Synonyms: snakebird / darter
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