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nene

nene

noun ne·ne \ˈnā-(ˌ)nā\

Definition of NENE

:  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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