anhinga

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n anhinga fish-eating bird of warm inland waters having a long flexible neck and slender sharp-pointed bill
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Anhinga (Zoöl) An aquatic bird of the southern United States (Platus anhinga); the darter, or snakebird.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n anhinga The American snake-bird, darter, or water-turkey, Plotus anhinga; a totipalmate natatorial bird, of the family Plotidæ and order Steganopodes. It is related to the cormorants, and inhabits swamps of the warmer parts of America, from the South Atlantic and Gulf coast of the United States. See darter, Plotus.
    • n anhinga [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of birds: a synonym of Plotus.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

The flesh of the anhinga is not valuable, as it is hard and tough.
"Adventures of a Young Naturalist" by Lucien Biart
This is the first record of the Anhinga in Coahuila.
"Birds from Coahuila, Mexico" by Emil K. Urban
Anhingas or Snake Birds are curiously formed creatures with a Heron-like head and neck, and the body of a Cormorant.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
THE ANHINGA OR SNAKE BIRD.
"Birds, Illustrated by Color Photography [July 1897]" by Various
The Darters or Anhingas number four species, distributed throughout the tropical parts of the globe, only one species inhabiting America.
"Color Key to North American Birds" by Frank M. Chapman
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In news:

Anhingas and more at Alabaster 's Limestone Park.
Anhingas often perch in snags in a swamp (Photo by Paul Franklin).
One of the most photographed birds in Florida, the anhinga can be seen at almost any time of the day along canals and drainage ditches, drying its wings.
Tedd Greenwald saw this female Anhinga feeding a chick at the Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida.
The water reclamation site in Palm Beach County hosts a rich variety of birds, including Anhinga anhinga , year-round.
A 35-mile-long road south of Orlando that makes it easy to spot Anhingas, Limpkins, and other large specialty birds of the Southeast.
Anhingas and more at Alabaster's Limestone Park.
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