kukupa

noun

ku·​ku·​pa
ˈkükəpə
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

Etymology

Maori

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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