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iiwi

[ ee-ee-wee ]
/ iˈi wi /
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noun
a Hawaiian honeycreeper, Vestiaria coccinea, having a red body, black wings, and a deeply curved pinkish-red bill.
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Origin of iiwi

1885–90; <Hawaiian ʿiʿiwi, derivative of ʿiwi reddish; compare earlier eeeeve (1779)

Words nearby iiwi

ihp, ihram, IHS, iid, IIRC, iiwi, IJ, Ijaw, IJC, ijma, Ijo
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