kaka

noun
ka·ka | \ˈkä-kə \

Definition of kaka 

: an olive-brown New Zealand parrot (Nestor meridionalis) with gray and red markings

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Along with two other New Zealand parrots, the kea and kaka, the kakapo belongs to the oldest living lineage of parrots. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, "The First Species to Have Every Individual’s Genome Sequenced," 13 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of kaka

circa 1774, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kaka

Maori

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kakap jeram

kakapo

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