kereru

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noun ke·re·ru \ˈker-ə-ˌrü\

Definition of kereru

plural

kereru

  1. :  a large, fruit-eating pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) native to New Zealand that has metallic purplish-green upperparts and white underparts Apart from their size and striking iridescent-green colouring, kereru are known for their comical antics in spring and summer when they become drunk from gorging on berries which ferment in their stomachs. — New Zealand Herald, 26 July 2006 —called also kuku, kukupa, New Zealand pigeon, wood pigeon

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First Known Use of kereru

1873


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