Hawaiian goose

noun

: nene

Examples of Hawaiian goose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ranks of the victims include many endangered species: One 2008 congressional report found that traffic existentially threatens at least 21 critters in the U.S., including the Houston toad and the Hawaiian goose. Ben Goldfarb, The Atlantic, 7 Sep. 2023 Hawaii: Hawaiian goose The Hawaiian goose, or nēnē, is Hawaii's state bird. Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 25 July 2023 While driving in the Summit District, be extra careful of wildlife, such as nēnē (Hawaiian goose), on the roadways. Jen Murphy, Outside Online, 29 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hawaiian goose was circa 1909

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“Hawaiian goose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hawaiian%20goose. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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