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kea

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

Borrowed into English from Maori around 1860–65

Kea

[Greek ke-ah]
noun
  1. Keos.
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Historical Examples of kea

  • Kean't buy liquor in this State we're strikin' now, stranger.

    The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2)

    Harry Furniss

  • Then Kea, with a shriek, guessed in a moment exactly what had happened.

  • I saw the dress that Kea is to wear, and the bridesmaids' veils.

  • Kea had said her betrothed was somebody of very great importance.

  • Kea and her party could hot have come this way at all towards the crater.


British Dictionary definitions for kea

kea

noun
  1. a large New Zealand parrot, Nestor notabilis, with brownish-green plumage
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Word Origin for kea

C19: from Māori, imitative of its call

Kea

noun plural Kea
  1. (in New Zealand) a member of the junior branch of the Scouts
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Word Origin for Kea

from kea

Kéa

noun
  1. transliteration of the Modern Greek name for Keos
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