anhinga

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 U.S. to Argentina

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Birds required to be protected include anhinga, cormorant, great blue heron, great egret and snowy egret, all of which have different nesting periods. Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com, "Bayou Bridge Pipeline gets Army Corps permit for Louisiana right of way," 14 Dec. 2017 Anhinga Amble, 10:30-11:20 a.m. Saturday at Everglades National Park at Royal Palm. Jennifer Jhon, South Florida Parenting, "Best bets for weekend family fun: Go to the park, plus 18 more things to do," 17 May 2017

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First Known Use of anhinga

1769, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anhinga

New Latin, probably ultimately from Tupi *ajíŋa

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