[ hoo-yuh ]
/ ˈhu yə /
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an apparently extinct, crowlike bird, Heteralocha acutirostris, of New Zealand, noted for the completely different bill shapes of the male and female.
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Origin of huia
First recorded in 1835–45, huia is from the Maori word hūia
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Example sentences from the Web for huia
While you are still in the act of wavering the son of the house says, "Try a little huia."
Poor Huia grew into a splendid and talented youth, but was disabled by an accident while diving.Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life|Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
British Dictionary definitions for huia
/ (ˈhʊɪjə) /
an extinct bird of New Zealand, Heteralocha acutirostris, prized by early Māoris for its distinctive tail feathers
Word Origin for huia
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