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kiwi

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noun ki·wi \ˈkē-(ˌ)wē\

Simple Definition of kiwi

  • Kiwi : a person who lives in or is from New Zealand

  • : a bird from New Zealand that cannot fly and that has a long bill

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of kiwi

  1. 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. 2 capitalized :  a native or resident of New Zealand —used as a nickname

  3. 3 :  kiwifruit

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Origin and Etymology of kiwi

Maori


First Known Use: 1835

Rhymes with kiwi


KIWI Defined for Kids

kiwi

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noun ki·wi \ˈkē-wē\

Definition of kiwi for Students

  1. 1 :  a grayish brown bird of New Zealand that is unable to fly

  2. 2 :  kiwifruit




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