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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Snakebird  \Snake"bird`\,  n.  [So  named  from  its  snakelike  neck.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  1.  Any  one  of  four  species  of  aquatic  birds  of  the  genus 
  {Anhinga}  or  {Plotus}.  They  are  allied  to  the  gannets  and 
  cormorants,  but  have  very  long,  slender,  flexible  necks, 
  and  sharp  bills. 
 
  Note:  The  American  species  ({Anhinga,  or  Plotus,  anhinga}) 
  inhabits  the  Southern  United  States  and  tropical 
  America;  --  called  also  {darter},  and  {water  turkey}. 
  The  Asiatic  species  ({A.  melanogaster})  is  native  of 
  Southern  Asia  and  the  East  Indies.  Two  other  species 
  inhabit  Africa  and  Australia  respectively. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  wryneck. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Etheostomoid  \E`the*os"to*moid\,  a.  [NL.  etheostoma  name  of  a 
  genus  +  -oid.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Pertaining  to  or  like  the  genus  {Etheostoma}.  --  n.  Any 
  fish  of  the  genus  {Etheostoma}  and  related  genera,  allied  to 
  the  perches;  --  also  called  {darter}.  The  etheostomoids  are 
  small  and  often  bright-colored  fishes  inhabiting  the  fresh 
  waters  of  North  America.  About  seventy  species  are  known  See 
  {Darter}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Darter  \Dart"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  darts,  or  who  throw  darts;  that  which  darts. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  snakebird,  a  water  bird  of  the  genus 
  {Plotus};  --  so  called  because  it  darts  out  its  long, 
  snakelike  neck  at  its  prey.  See  {Snakebird}. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  small  fresh-water  etheostomoid  fish.  The 
  group  includes  numerous  genera  and  species,  all  of  them 
  American.  See  {Etheostomoid}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  darter 
  n  :  fish-eating  bird  of  warm  inland  waters  having  a  long 
  flexible  neck  and  slender  sharp-pointed  bill  [syn:  {snakebird}, 
  {anhinga}] 




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