anhima

noun

anhi·​ma
anˈhīmə;
əˈnēmə,
aˈ-
1
plural -s : horned screamer
2
capitalized : a genus of birds that includes only the horned screamer and is the type of the family Anhimidae

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from New Latin, borrowed from Tupi ayɨ́ma

First Known Use

1681, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of anhima was in 1681

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“Anhima.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anhima. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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