- a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Papua New Guinea, equal to 100 toea.
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Examples from the Web for kina
Kina cowardly fellers, them mush-rats, so I brung it myself.W. A. G.'s Tale
Kit then pointed to the one who was talking with me, and said "kina" to the other.Left on Labrador
Charles Asbury Stephens
He says they are taking the kina down to the port, and that they will halt here to rest.
“Any one would think your father wanted to go into the kina trade,” said Cyril, who was rapidly recovering his spirits.
That the head-man of the kina gatherers gave orders that they were to be pastured here.
- the standard monetary unit of Papua New Guinea, divided into 100 toea
from a Papuan language
- a green sea urchin, Evichinus chloroticus, eaten in New ZealandAlso called: sea egg