kea

[key-uh, kee-uh]
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noun

a large, greenish New Zealand parrot, Nestor notabilis.

Origin of kea

Borrowed into English from Maori around 1860–65

Kea

[Greek ke-ah]

noun

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kea

noun

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

Word Origin for kea

C19: from Māori, imitative of its call

Kea

noun plural Kea

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

Word Origin for Kea

from kea

Kéa

noun

transliteration of the Modern Greek name for Keos
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