noun Etymology: New Latin, probably ultimately from Tupi *ajíŋa Date: 1769 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 United States to Argentina

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