- any of various totipalmate swimming birds of the family Anhingidae, having a very long and flexible neck.
Origin of anhinga
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Historical Examples of anhinga
The flesh of the anhinga is not valuable, as it is hard and tough.
He says he found a peculiar parasite in the brain of the Anhinga.
Ripley reports the occurrence of "about a dozen anhingas (presumably Anhinga melanogaster)" at Babelthuap on 12 November 1946.The Avifauna of Micronesia, Volume 3
Rollin H. Baker
It was an anhinga, one of the most singular specimens of web-footed birds that can be found anywhere.
The latter, I must confess, did not seem to us so nice as the dark-colored meat of the anhinga.
- another name for darter (def. 1)
Word Origin for anhinga
American fishing bird (also called the snake-bird), 1769, from a Tupi word which sometimes is said to mean "snake-bird."