anna

noun
an·​na | \ ˈä-nə How to pronounce anna (audio) \

Definition of anna

1 : a former monetary unit of Burma, India, and Pakistan equal to ¹/₁₆ rupee
2 : a coin representing one anna

Examples of anna in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Humans have already displaced Anne's hummingbirds (Calypte anna) because of changing habitats. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 May 2022 In this species, called Anna’s hummingbird (Calypte anna), only males have an iridescent face and neck. Leslie Nemo, Scientific American, 8 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of anna

1708, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for anna

Hindi & Urdu ānā

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Anna's hummingbird

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Last Updated

2 Jun 2022

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“Anna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anna. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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