Definitions for kiwiˈki wi; -ˌfrut

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ki•wiˈki wi; -ˌfrut(n.)(pl.)-wis.

  1. any of several flightless, nocturnal, ratite birds comprising the order Apterygiformes, of New Zealand.

    Category: Ornithology

  2. Category: Plants, Cooking

  3. Informal. a New Zealander.

    Category: Peoples, Informal

Origin of kiwi:

1825–35; < Maori

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Chinese gooseberry, kiwi, kiwi vine, Actinidia chinensis, Actinidia deliciosa(noun)

    climbing vine native to China; cultivated in New Zealand for its fuzzy edible fruit with green meat

  2. New Zealander, Kiwi(noun)

    a native or inhabitant of New Zealand

  3. kiwi, kiwi fruit, Chinese gooseberry(noun)

    fuzzy brown egg-shaped fruit with slightly tart green flesh

  4. kiwi, apteryx(noun)

    nocturnal flightless bird of New Zealand having a long neck and stout legs; only surviving representative of the order Apterygiformes

Wiktionary

  1. kiwi(Noun)

    A flightless bird of the genus Apteryx native to New Zealand.

  2. kiwi(Noun)

    A person from New Zealand - (preferably Kiwi).

  3. kiwi(Noun)

    A New Zealand dollar.

  4. kiwi(Noun)

    A kiwi fruit - not used in New Zealand where the full name is used.

  5. Kiwi(Noun)

    A New Zealander.

  6. Kiwi(Adjective)

    of or from New Zealand

  7. Origin: From kiwi.

Freebase

  1. Kiwi

    Kiwi are flightless birds endemic to New Zealand, in the genus Apteryx and family Apterygidae. At around the size of a domestic chicken, kiwi are by far the smallest living ratites and lay the largest egg in relation to their body size of any species of bird in the world. There are five recognised species, two of which are currently vulnerable, one of which is endangered, and one of which is critically endangered. All species have been adversely affected by historic deforestation but currently large areas of their forest habitat are well protected in reserves and national parks. At present, the greatest threat to their survival is predation by invasive mammalian predators. The kiwi is a national symbol of New Zealand, and the association is so strong that the term Kiwi is used all over the world as the colloquial demonym for New Zealanders.


Translations for kiwi

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

kiwi(noun)

a type of bird which is unable to fly, found in New Zealand.

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