[ 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.
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Origin of kakapo
1835–45; <Maori kākāpō (kākākaka + pō night)
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Strigops, strī′gops, n. a genus containing the kakapo or nocturnal New Zealand parrot, the owl-parrots.
In captivity the kakapo is said to show much intelligence, as well as an affectionate and playful disposition.
British Dictionary definitions for 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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