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Jacana meaning

Jacana - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. Any of several wading birds belonging to the genus 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.

Jacana - examples of usage

  1. The bronze- winged jacana does not grow these long tail feathers.
  2. The bronze- winged jacana is a black bird with bronze wings.
  3. As I looked, a small crocodile rose, splashed, and sank, sending terror among the gallinules, but arousing the spur- wing jacana to a high pitch of anger. - "Edge of the Jungle", William Beebe.
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