kaka

[kah-kuh]
noun
  1. any of several New Zealand parrots of the genus Nestor, especially N. meridionalis, having chiefly greenish and olive-brown plumage.

Origin of kaka

1765–75; < Maori kākā, perhaps akin to to screech
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  • Even after the wrongful dismissal of Kaka, the Seleçao never looked in trouble.

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British Dictionary definitions for kaka

kaka

noun
  1. a New Zealand parrot, Nestor meridionalis, with a long compressed bill

Word Origin for kaka

C18: from Māori, perhaps imitative of its call
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