Definitions for jacana
A group of wading birds in the family Jacanidae, usually having long toes and claws and found throughout the world.
Origin: Brazilian jaçanã, from
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