noun hu·ia \ˈhüyə\
variants: less commonly

huia bird

Definition of huia



  1. :  a bird (Neomorpha acutirostris or Heteralocha acutirostris) related to the starlings, confined to a small region in the mountains of New Zealand, and having black white-tipped tail feathers prized by Maori chiefs and worn as insignia of rank

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Origin and Etymology of huia

Maori huia

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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