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

1
1835–45; <Maori kākāpō (kākākaka + night)

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kakapo

/ (ˈkɑːkəˌpəʊ) /


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

Origin of kakapo

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C19: from Māori, literally: night kaka

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