Definition of Anhinga

1. Noun. Fish-eating bird of warm inland waters having a long flexible neck and slender sharp-pointed bill.

Exact synonyms: Darter, Snakebird
Generic synonyms: Pelecaniform Seabird
Group relationships: Genus Anhinga
Specialized synonyms: Anhinga Anhinga, Water Turkey

Definition of Anhinga

1. n. An aquatic bird of the southern United States (Platus anhinga); the darter, or snakebird.

Definition of Anhinga

1. Noun. A fish-eating bird, ''Anhinga anhinga'', from North America having a thin, pointed bill and long, thin neck. ¹

2. Noun. A bird of the family Anhingidae. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Anhinga

1. an aquatic bird [n -S]

Medical Definition of Anhinga

1. An aquatic bird of the southern United States (Platus anhinga); the darter, or snakebird. Origin: Pg. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Anhinga

anhele
anhelose
anhelous
anhemitonic
anhemitonic pentatonic scale
anhemitonic pentatonic scales
anhepatic
anhepatic jaundice
anhepatogenous jaundice
anhidrosis
anhidrotics
anhima
anhimas
anhinga (current term)
anhingas
anhistic
anhistous
anholonomic
anholonomies
anhomomorphic
anhungered
anhungry
anhydrase
anhydrases
anhydrate
anhydration
anhydride
anhydrides

Literary usage of Anhinga

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1920)
"Plotus anhinga amongst the ... Bed- dard' records one caecum in some specimens of the anhinga while in others he notes ..."

2. The Collected Scientific Papers of the Late Alfred Henry Garrod by Alfred Henry Garrod, William Alexander Forbes (1881)
"OTUS anhinga* (Plates XVIII—XX.) Page 835. THE Darter is one of those birds whose anatomy, with the exception of its skeleton, is comparatively little known ..."

3. Wanderings in South America: The North-west of the United States, and the by Charles Waterton (1879)
"Horned Screamer.—Trumpeter.—King Vulture.—anhinga.—Dangers of travel.—Quartan ague. ... anhinga ..."

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