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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.
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Origin of kakapo

1835–45; <Maori kākāpō (kākākaka + night)

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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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