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anhinga

[ an-hing-guh ]
/ ænˈhɪŋ gə /
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noun

any of various totipalmate swimming birds of the family Anhingidae, having a very long and flexible neck.

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Also called snakebird, water turkey.

Origin of anhinga

1760–70; <Portuguese <Tupi ayingá
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anhinga
/ (ænˈhɪŋɡə) /

noun

another name for darter (def. 1)

Word Origin for anhinga

C18: via Portuguese from Tupi
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