What does kiwi mean?

Definitions for kiwiˈki wi; -ˌfrut

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word kiwi.

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


  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.


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kiwi

    kē′wi, n. a bird of the genus Apteryx found in New Zealand.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kiwi in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kiwi in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Daragh Maher:

    There are those who say the Aussie should bounce from these levels but my feeling is if it breaks below (a key support) against the kiwi that may be significant.

  2. Junichi Ishikawa:

    The only short-term lift the Aussie, kiwi and the Canadian dollar could receive are from participants shifting around their positions ahead of Friday's U.S. jobs data.

  3. Junichi Ishikawa:

    There is little reason to buy commodity currencies like the Aussie right now, and its gains were fuelled mostly by short covering, the only short-term lift the Aussie, kiwi and the Canadian dollar could receive are from participants shifting around their positions ahead of Friday's U.S. jobs data.

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