kakapo

[ kah-kuh-poh ]
/ ˌkɑ kəˈpoʊ /
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noun, plural ka·ka·pos [kah-kuh-pohz] /ˌkɑ kəˈpoʊz/.

a large, almost flightless nocturnal parrot, Strigops habroptilus, of New Zealand: an endangered species.

Nearby words

  1. kajaani,
  2. kajar,
  3. kak,
  4. kaka,
  5. kaka beak,
  6. kakariki,
  7. kakebuton,
  8. kakemono,
  9. kaki,
  10. kakinada

Origin of kakapo

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

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British Dictionary definitions for kakapo

kakapo

/ (ˈkɑːkəˌpəʊ) /

noun plural -pos

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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