plural kukupas
: kereru
Known as kereru in most of the country but as kukupa in the north, wood pigeons were traditionally killed for their meat and feathers, but are now protected.Sunday Star-Times (Auckland, New Zealand), 22 Apr. 2012

Word History



First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kukupa was in 1838

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“Kukupa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kukupa. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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