Kiwi meaning

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Any of several flightless birds of the genus Apteryx native to New Zealand, having vestigial wings and a long slender bill.
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(informal) A New Zealander.
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A kiwifruit.
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Any of an order (Apterygiformes) of tailless New Zealand birds, with undeveloped wings, hairlike feathers, and a long, slender bill: it feeds chiefly on insects and worms.
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The brown, hairy, egg-shaped fruit, with a sweet, edible, green pulp, of a vine (Actinidia chinensis) of a family (Actinidiaceae, order Theales) of dicotyledonous tropical trees, shrubs, and vines.
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(informal) A New Zealander.
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A flightless bird of the genus Apteryx native to New Zealand.
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A person from New Zealand - (preferably Kiwi).
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A New Zealand dollar.
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A kiwi fruit - not used in New Zealand where the full name is used.
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(informal) A New Zealander.
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(informal) Of or from New Zealand.
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Origin of kiwi

  • Maori imitative of the call of male kiwis Sense 3, short for kiwifruit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Maori kiwi.

    From Wiktionary