kagu

noun

ka·​gu
ˈkä(ˌ)gü
plural -s
: a crested flightless gruiform bird (Rhynochetos jubatus) confined to New Caledonia that is slaty gray with orange-red bill and feet and concealed bars of black, white, and rufous on the wings

Word History

Etymology

native name in New Caledonia

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“Kagu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kagu. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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