anhima

noun
anhi·​ma | \ anˈhīmə; əˈnēmə, aˈ- \

Definition of anhima

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

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First Known Use of anhima

1681, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for anhima

borrowed from New Latin, borrowed from Tupi ayɨ́ma

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“Anhima.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anhima. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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