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kina

[kee-nuh]
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noun
  1. a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Papua New Guinea, equal to 100 toea.
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Examples from the Web for kina

Historical Examples

  • Kina cowardly fellers, them mush-rats, so I brung it myself.

    W. A. G.'s Tale

    Margaret Turnbull

  • 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.

    Real Gold

    George Manville Fenn

  • “Any one would think your father wanted to go into the kina trade,” said Cyril, who was rapidly recovering his spirits.

    Real Gold

    George Manville Fenn

  • That the head-man of the kina gatherers gave orders that they were to be pastured here.

    Real Gold

    George Manville Fenn


British Dictionary definitions for kina

kina1

noun
  1. the standard monetary unit of Papua New Guinea, divided into 100 toea
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Word Origin

from a Papuan language

kina2

noun plural kina
  1. a green sea urchin, Evichinus chloroticus, eaten in New ZealandAlso called: sea egg
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Word Origin

Māori
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