One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(especially in Africa) a jacana.
- ‘Its colloquial names are ‘lily-trotter,’ ‘lotus bird’ and ‘Jesus Christ bird,’ although Smith affirms that jacanas can't walk on water.’
- ‘I reckon the moorhen must be closely related to the Jacana, also called the "lily-trotter" an exotic wading bird.’
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