tui

noun \ˈtüē\

Definition of tui

plural

-s

  1. :  a predominantly glossy iridescent black New Zealand honeyeater (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) with white markings on throat, neck, and wings that is a notable mimic and often kept as a cage bird —called also parson bird

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Origin and Etymology of tui

Maori


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