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kakariki

noun plural kakariki
  1. any of various green-feathered New Zealand parrots of the genus Cyanoramphus
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Word Origin

Māori
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Historical Examples

  • According to Mr. Angas, the Kakariki, or green lizard, is specially venerated as an Atua.

    Curiosities of Superstition

    W. H. Davenport Adams