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jabot
jaboticaba
jaboticaba tree
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jabub
jabuc
jabuf
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jacal
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JACAN
Jacana spinosa
jacaranda
Jacaranda ovalifolia
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jacana definitions

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Portuguese jaçanã, from Tupi jasanã Date: circa 1753 any of a family (Jacanidae) of long-legged and long-toed tropical wading birds that frequent coastal freshwater marshes and ponds

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. any of various small tropical wading birds of the family Jacanidae, with elongated toes and hind-claws which enable them to walk on floating leaves etc. Etymology: Port. jaçan|. f. Tupi-Guarani jasaná

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. 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.




 


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