kakariki

noun plural kakariki

any of various green-feathered New Zealand parrots of the genus Cyanoramphus

Nearby words

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

Word Origin for kakariki

Māori

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Examples from the Web for kakariki

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

    Curiosities of Superstition|W. H. Davenport Adams