a Hawaiian honeycreeper, Vestiaria coccinea, having a red body, black wings, and a deeply curved pinkish-red bill.
- Also called scar·let hon·ey·creep·er, scar·let Ha·wai·ian hon·ey·creep·er [skahr-lit huh-wahy-uhn huhn-ee-kree-per, huh-wah-yuhn] /ˈskɑr lɪt həˈwaɪ ən ˈhʌn iˌkri pər, həˈwɑ yən/ .
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How to use iiwi in a sentence
The meles tell of their love in the Pulou ravine, where they caught the bright iiwi birds, and the scarlet apapani.Hawaiian Folk Tales | Various
Sometimes the iiwi (a small red bird) fluttered in the air and uttered its shrill, happy song, and Maui saw and heard.Legends of Ma-ui--a demi god of Polynesia, and of his mother Hina | W. D. Westervelt