- any of several black, tropical American cuckoos of the genus Crotophaga, having a compressed, bladelike bill.
Origin of ani
Examples from the Web for ani
Ani Amir Amreeka fi Sinjar,” said their father proudly, laughing, which translates as, “I am the prince of America in Sinjar.Obama Went to War to Save Them, But They Can’t Get U.S. Visas
Christine van den Toorn, Sherizaan Minwalla
September 28, 2014
A local anchoress named Ani Nawang Pema had a different plan.Breaking Mount Everest’s Glass Ceiling
Amanda Padoan, Peter Zuckerman
March 30, 2014
An Ani DiFranco or Tori Amos can be neutralized with a hefty country section or heavy metal.Michael Sam Is Not a ‘Distraction’
February 12, 2014
But the song I loved the best was one not danced to: “Ani Maamin” (I Believe).The Danger of Two-State Messianism
Ian S. Lustick
October 2, 2013
Some work on a charity, Ani Ensahn, or I Am Human, which provides social services to 200 families displaced by the war.The Face of Libya's Revolution
April 18, 2011
My uncle Ani commanded that you should not leave the palace.
"No-no; I thought of that myself, and Nemu too advised it," cried Ani.
Ani took leave of her with kindly formality, which she returned with coolness.
Ani was much lauded for the wonderful choiceness of the liquor.
Ani turned to leave her; he glanced once more at the great hall, and said with a sigh.
- 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 and History for ani
black bird of the cuckoo family, 1829, from Spanish or Portuguese ani, from Tupi.