a grayish-brown Hawaiian goose (Branta sandvicensis) once nearly extinct
Origin of neneHawaiian nēnē
A rare wild goose (Branta sandvicensis) of the Hawaiian Islands, having a grayish-brown body with a black face. Also called Hawaiian goose.
Origin of neneHawaiian nēnē, imitative of its cry.
- The Hawaiian goose, Branta sandvicensis, now the state bird of Hawaii.
From Hawaiian nÄ“nÄ“.