iiwi

noun
ii·​wi | \ ēˈēwē \
plural -s

Definition of iiwi

: an Hawaiian honeycreeper (Vestiaria coccinea) with chiefly bright vermilion plumage formerly used in making feather cloaks

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Hawaiian 'i'iwi

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“Iiwi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/iiwi. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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