nene

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noun ne·ne \ˈnā-(ˌ)nā\

Definition of nene

  1. :  an endangered goose (Branta sandvicensis synonym Nesochen sandvicensis) of the Hawaiian Islands that usually inhabits waterless uplands and feeds on berries and vegetation

Origin and Etymology of nene

Hawaiian nēnē


First Known Use: 1902


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of nene Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about nene


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