KIWI

kiwi, apteryx

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

kiwi, kiwi fruit, Chinese gooseberry

(noun) fuzzy brown egg-shaped fruit with slightly tart green flesh

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

kiwi (plural kiwis)

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

Alternative letter-case form of Kiwi (person from New Zealand).

(informal) A New Zealand dollar.

A kiwi fruit.

A green-yellow colour, like that of kiwi flesh (also called kiwi green).

(military, slang) A member of the air force who does not fly.

Usage notes

• When used to describe people, Kiwi is usually capitalised.

• The plural is usually kiwis; sometimes, kiwi is found as an (invariant) plural form.

Synonyms

• (flightless bird): apteryx

• (kiwi fruit): Chinese gooseberry (dated), kiwi fruit

Anagrams

• Wiki, wiki

Noun

Kiwi (plural Kiwis)

(informal) A New Zealander.

Adjective

Kiwi (comparative more Kiwi, superlative most Kiwi)

(informal) of or from New Zealand

Anagrams

• Wiki, wiki

Source: Wiktionary



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