kakariki

noun
ka·​ka·​ri·​ki | \ ˈkäkəˌrēkē \
variants: or kakawariki \ ˈkäkəwəˌ-​ \
plural -s

Definition of kakariki

1 : either of two green parakeets of New Zealand:
a : one (Cyanorhamphus novae-zelandiae) having a red crown
b : one (Cyanorhamphus auriceps) having a yellow crown
2 : a small green New Zealand lizard of the genus Lygosoma

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History and Etymology for kakariki

Maori

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“Kakariki.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kakariki. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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