any of several flightless, ratite birds of the genus Apteryx, of New Zealand, allied to the extinct moas.
Also called Chinese gooseberry. the egg-sized, edible berry of the Chinese gooseberry, having fuzzy brownish skin and slightly tart green flesh.
a member of an air service, as in World War I, who is confined to ground duty.
a former pilot or member of a flight crew.
Informal. a New Zealander.
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How to use kiwi in a sentence
What’s more, it’s not only decorated international players who are heading to Japan, but young and hungry kiwi players too.
Even though the version of kiwi that I’m looking at is Groot-flavored, it’s important to stress that this is a platform first and foremost, which means that it could take this form when it gets to the parks, or another form entirely.Disney Imagineering’s Project Kiwi is a free-walking robot that will make you believe in Groot | Matthew Panzarino | April 23, 2021 | TechCrunch
You’ll see strawberry kiwi, you see strawberry goji berry, strawberry acai berry, because, “Well, I like strawberry, so I’m willing to try whatever the other new thing is, as long as it’s still with strawberries.”
On Monday, the kiwi singer announced a new collaboration with MAC Cosmetics.Lorde Announces MAC Collaboration; ‘Vamp’ Magazine Puts Women on Top | The Fashion Beast Team | March 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When Dmitri visited, he would act as a megaphone, relaying to his mother what her ears could not catch of my kiwi accent.Remembering Dmitri Nabokov, the Novelist’s Son and Literary Executor | Brian Boyd | May 10, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
First kiwi, the 17-year-old son, departs to land a job working in the World of Darkness theme park.
The radical element here is kiwi-, a verb stem indicating the general notion of “indefinite movement round about, here and there.”Language | Edward Sapir
I can't think it's on account of their looks; for there's the kiwi, the hornbill, and sakes alive—the puffins!The Adventures of a Grain of Dust | Hallam Hawksworth
Another of the long-nosed earth workers, as curious in his make-up as the flamingoes, is the kiwi of New Zealand.The Adventures of a Grain of Dust | Hallam Hawksworth
Katipo killed a kiwi in the course of our morning's hunt, and this bird is now being skinned, cut up, and roasted on sticks.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2) | William Delisle Hay
Allied to these are the four species of kiwi or apteryx, still existing there.More Science From an Easy Chair | Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
British Dictionary definitions for kiwi
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