kaka beak

variants: or kaka bill

Definition of kaka beak

: an evergreen glory pea (Clianthus puniceus) that is a climbing shrub sometimes exceeding 12 feet in height, has brilliant red flowers growing in pendulous axillary racemes and distinguished by the very long pointed keel, and is native to New Zealand but now rare except in cultivation

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“Kaka beak.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kaka%20beak. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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