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kakariki

/ˈkɑːkɑːˌriːkiː/
noun (pl) kakariki
1.
any of various green-feathered New Zealand parrots of the genus Cyanoramphus
Word Origin
Māori
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  • According to Mr. Angas, the kakariki, or green lizard, is specially venerated as an Atua.

    Curiosities of Superstition

    W. H. Davenport Adams

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