any of a family (Anhingidae) of pelecaniform birds of tropical and subtropical regions, with a long, sharp-pointed bill and long neck
Origin of anhingaPortuguese ; from Tupí áyinga
Any of a genus (Anhinga) of long-necked birds having a sharp, pointed bill and inhabiting swamps in tropical and subtropical regions. Also called darter, snakebird, water turkey.
Origin of anhingaPortuguese, from Tupí ayingá.
- A fish-eating bird, Anhinga anhinga, from North America having a thin, pointed bill and long, thin neck.
- A bird of the family Anhingidae.
Portuguese anhingá or anhangá, from Old Tupi ajíŋa (also transcribed as áyinga or ayingá)