kakapo

[kah-kuh-poh]
noun, plural ka·ka·pos [kah-kuh-pohz] /ˌkɑ kəˈpoʊz/.
  1. a large, almost flightless nocturnal parrot, Strigops habroptilus, of New Zealand: an endangered species.

Origin of kakapo

1835–45; < Maori kākāpō (kākā kaka + night)
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kakapo

noun plural -pos
  1. a ground-living nocturnal parrot, Strigops habroptilus, of New Zealand, resembling an owl

Word Origin for kakapo

C19: from Māori, literally: night kaka
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