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iiwi

[ee-ee-wee] /iˈi wi/
noun
1.
a Hawaiian honeycreeper, Vestiaria coccinea, having a red body, black wings, and a deeply curved pinkish-red bill.
Origin of iiwi
1885-1890
1885-90; < Hawaiian ʿiʿiwi, derivative of ʿiwi reddish; compare earlier eeeeve (1779)
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