ka·​ka | \ ˈkä-kə How to pronounce kaka (audio) \

Definition of kaka

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

Examples of kaka in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The kaka, a large auburn parrot, is another Zealandia success story. Mara Johnson-groh, Wired, "The Quest to Purge New Zealand of Invasive Predators," 30 May 2020 The kaka, a large auburn parrot, is another Zealandia success story. Mara Johnson-groh, Popular Science, "New Zealand’s bold rat-control campaign sees its first wave of successes," 26 May 2020 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

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“Kaka.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kaka. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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