Nene definition

nānā
The Hawaiian goose, Branta sandvicensis, now the state bird of Hawaii.
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A river that rises in Northamptonshire and flows to the sea at the Wash.
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A grayish-brown Hawaiian goose (Branta sandvicensis) once nearly extinct.
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A rare wild goose (Branta sandvicensis) of the Hawaiian Islands, having a grayish-brown body with a black face.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
nene
Plural:
nenes

Origin of nene

  • Hawaiian nēnē imitative of its cry

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

  • From Hawaiian nēnē.

    From Wiktionary