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noun an·hin·ga \an-ˈhiŋ-gə\

Definition of ANHINGA

:  any of a genus (Anhinga) of fish-eating birds related to the cormorants but distinguished by a longer neck and sharply pointed rather than hooked bill; especially :  one (A. anhinga) occurring from the southern United States to Argentina

Origin of ANHINGA

New Latin, probably ultimately from Tupi *ajíŋa
First Known Use: 1769

Rhymes with ANHINGA


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