[ kah-goo ]
/ ˈkɑ gu /
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a raillike bird, Rhinochetus jubatus, of the island of New Caledonia, having a gray body, black-and-white wings, and a long, shaggy crest: an endangered species.
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Origin of kagu
First recorded in 1860–65; < a language of New Caledonia
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How to use kagu in a sentence
Harry laughed, as he remarked: "I wonder if our women took their hat fashions from the Kagu?"The Wonder Island Boys: Adventures on Strange Islands|Roger Thompson Finlay
British Dictionary definitions for kagu
/ (ˈkɑːɡuː) /
a crested nocturnal bird, Rhynochetos jubatus, with a red bill and greyish plumage: occurs only in New Caledonia and is nearly extinct: family Rhynochetidae, order Gruiformes (cranes, rails, etc)
Word Origin for kagu
native name in New Caledonia
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