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jacana

noun ja·ca·na \jə-ˈkä-nə, ˌzha-sə-ˈnaⁿ\

Definition of JACANA

:  any of a family (Jacanidae) of long-legged and long-toed tropical wading birds that frequent coastal freshwater marshes and ponds

Origin of JACANA

Portuguese jaçanã, from Tupi jasanã́
First Known Use: circa 1753

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