What does anhinga mean?

anhinga meaning in General Dictionary

An aquatic bird associated with southern US Platus anhinga the darter or snakebird

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  • fish-eating bird of hot inland waters having a long flexible throat and slim sharp-pointed costs
  • An aquatic bird of southern United States (Platus anhinga); the darter, or snakebird.

anhinga meaning in Etymology Dictionary

American fishing bird (also referred to as the snake-bird), 1769, from a Tupi term which occasionally is said to indicate "snake-bird."


anhinga meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) An aquatic bird associated with south united states of america (Platus anhinga); the darter, or snakebird.