ani

[ ah-nee, ah-nee ]
/ ˈɑ ni, ɑˈni /

noun, plural a·nis.

any of several black, tropical American cuckoos of the genus Crotophaga, having a compressed, bladelike bill.

QUIZZES

BECOME A PRO CHEF WITH THIS EXQUISITE CUISINE QUIZ!

Even if you can't be a professional chef, you can at least talk like one with this vocabulary quiz.
Question 1 of 9
You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean?

Origin of ani

1820–30; <Spanish or Portuguese <Tupi or Guarani
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for ani

British Dictionary definitions for ani

ani
/ (ˈɑːnɪ) /

noun plural anis

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 for ani

Spanish aní, from Tupi
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012