anis


noun

  1. a variety of anisette made especially in Spain and Latin America.

noun, plural a·nis.

  1. any of several black, tropical American cuckoos of the genus Crotophaga, having a compressed, bladelike bill.

  1. variant of aniso- before a vowel.

noun plural anis

  1. any of several gregarious tropical American birds of the genus Crotophaga: family Cuculidae (cuckoos). They have a black plumage, long square-tipped tail, and heavily hooked bill
n.

black bird of the cuckoo family, 1829, from Spanish or Portuguese ani, from Tupi.

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