Kamichi Ka"mi*chi, n. (Zo["o]l.) A curious South American bird ({Anhima or {Palamedea cornuta}), often domesticated by the natives and kept with poultry, which it defends against birds of prey. It has a long, slender, hornlike ornament on its head, and two sharp spurs on each wing. Although its beak, feet, and legs resemble those of gallinaceous birds, it is related in anatomical characters to the ducks and geese ({Anseres}). Called also {horned screamer}. The name is sometimes applied also to the {chaja}. See {Chaja}, and {Screamer}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Anhima — Anhima, Art von Palamedea, s. u. Wehrvogel …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Anhima — Anhima, s. Aniuma …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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  • Anhima — Kamichi cornu Anhima cornuta …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Anhima — noun type genus of the Anhimidae; horned screamers • Syn: ↑genus Anhima • Hypernyms: ↑bird genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Anhimidae, ↑family Anhimidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • anhima — anhi·ma …   English syllables

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