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[kee-nuh] /ˈki nə/
a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Papua New Guinea, equal to 100 toea. Unabridged
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  • kina cowardly fellers, them mush-rats, so I brung it myself.

    W. A. G.'s Tale Margaret Turnbull
  • Kit then pointed to the one who was talking with me, and said "kina" to the other.

    Left on Labrador

    Charles Asbury Stephens
  • He says they are taking the kina down to the port, and that they will halt here to rest.

    Real Gold George Manville Fenn
  • “Any one would think your father wanted to go into the kina trade,” said Cyril, who was rapidly recovering his spirits.

    Real Gold George Manville Fenn
  • That the head-man of the kina gatherers gave orders that they were to be pastured here.

    Real Gold George Manville Fenn
  • Then I listens, and don't hear nothin' only a kina wallerin' noise an' a slobber like he was gulpin' mud.

    The Flaming Jewel Robert W. Chambers
  • From kina, hina, originated the Icelandic and Swedish pastpositive def.

  • kina,” he called, “tell Chama to keep her toys picked up, or she might be needing a new father.

    The Weakling Everett B. Cole
British Dictionary definitions for kina


the standard monetary unit of Papua New Guinea, divided into 100 toea
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from a Papuan language


noun (pl) kina
a green sea urchin, Evichinus chloroticus, eaten in New Zealand Also called sea egg
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