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kea

[ key-uh, kee-uh ]
/ ˈkeɪ ə, ˈki ə /
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noun
a large, greenish New Zealand parrot, Nestor notabilis.
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Origin of kea

Borrowed into English from Maori around 1860–65

Other definitions for kea (2 of 2)

Kea
[ key-ah, kee-uh ]
/ ˈkeɪ ɑ, ˈki ə /

noun
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British Dictionary definitions for kea (1 of 3)

kea
/ (ˈkeɪə) /

noun
a large New Zealand parrot, Nestor notabilis, with brownish-green plumage

Word Origin for kea

C19: from Māori, imitative of its call

British Dictionary definitions for kea (2 of 3)

Kea

noun plural Kea
(in New Zealand) a member of the junior branch of the Scouts

Word Origin for Kea

from kea

British Dictionary definitions for kea (3 of 3)

Kéa
/ (ˈkɛa) /

noun
transliteration of the Modern Greek name for Keos
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