kina

[kee-nuh]
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Historical Examples of kina

  • 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

kina

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

Word Origin for kina

from a Papuan language

kina

2
noun plural kina
  1. a green sea urchin, Evichinus chloroticus, eaten in New ZealandAlso called: sea egg

Word Origin for kina

Māori
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