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kivikeg
Kivikivi
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kiwi definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: climbing vine native to China; cultivated in New Zealand for its fuzzy edible fruit with green meat [syn: Chinese gooseberry, kiwi, kiwi vine, Actinidia chinensis, Actinidia deliciosa]
2: a native or inhabitant of New Zealand [syn: New Zealander, Kiwi]
3: fuzzy brown egg-shaped fruit with slightly tart green flesh [syn: kiwi, kiwi fruit, Chinese gooseberry]
4: nocturnal flightless bird of New Zealand having a long neck and stout legs; only surviving representative of the order Apterygiformes [syn: kiwi, apteryx]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Maori Date: 1835 1. any of a small genus (Apteryx) of flightless New Zealand birds with rudimentary wings, stout legs, a long bill, and grayish brown hairlike plumage 2. capitalized a native or resident of New Zealand used as a nickname 3. kiwifruit

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. kiwis) 1 a flightless New Zealand bird of the genus Apteryx with hairlike feathers and a long bill. Also called APTERYX. 2 (Kiwi) colloq. a New Zealander, esp. a soldier or member of a national sports team. Phrases and idioms: kiwi fruit (or berry) the fruit of a climbing plant, Actinidia chinensis, having a thin hairy skin, green flesh, and black seeds: also called Chinese gooseberry. Etymology: Maori

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Kivikivi Ki`vi*ki"vi, Kiwikiwi Ki`wi*ki"wi, n.; pl. Kivikivies (?), Kiwikiwies. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of Apteryx, esp. A. australis; -- so called in imitation of its notes. Called also kiwi. See Apteryx.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(kiwis) 1. A kiwi is the same as a kiwi fruit. N-COUNT 2. A kiwi is a type of bird that lives in New Zealand. Kiwis cannot fly. N-COUNT 3. People who come from New Zealand are sometimes referred to as Kiwis. This use could cause offence. (BRIT, AUSTRALIAN) N-COUNT



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