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nene

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noun ne·ne \ˈnā-(ˌ)nā\

Definition of nene

  1. :  an endangered goose (Branta sandvicensis syn. Nesochen sandvicensis) of the Hawaiian Islands that usually inhabits waterless uplands and feeds on berries and vegetation



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Origin of nene

Hawaiian nēnē


First Known Use: 1902


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "nene" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "nene"


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