Jacana spinosa
Jacana Jac"a*na`, n. [Cf. Sp. jacania.] (Zo["o]l.) Any of several wading birds belonging to the genus {Jacana} and several allied genera, all of which have spurs on the wings. They are able to run about over floating water weeds by means of their very long, spreading toes. Called also {surgeon bird}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The most common South American species is {Jacana spinosa}. The East Indian or pheasant jacana ({Hydrophasianus chirurgus}) is remarkable for having four very long, curved, middle tail feathers. [1913 Webster]


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  • Jacana — Jac a*na , n. [Cf. Sp. jacania.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any of several wading birds belonging to the genus {Jacana} and several allied genera, all of which have spurs on the wings. They are able to run about over floating water weeds by means of their very… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jaçana — or jacana [zhä΄sə nä′] n. [Port < Tupí jasana] any of a family (Jacanidae) of tropical and subtropical shorebirds with long toes that enable them to walk on the floating leaves of water plants; esp., a species (Jacana spinosa) native to Mexico …   English World dictionary

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