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kiwi

noun ki·wi \ˈkē-(ˌ)wē\

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

Full Definition of KIWI

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
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Origin of KIWI

Maori
First Known Use: 1835

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KIWI Defined for Kids

kiwi

noun ki·wi \ˈkē-wē\

Definition of KIWI for Kids

1
:  a grayish brown bird of New Zealand that is unable to fly
2
:  kiwifruit

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