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nene

[ ney-ney ]
/ ˈneɪ neɪ /
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noun, plural ne·ne.
a barred, gray-brown wild goose, Nesochen sandvicensis, native to Hawaii, where it is the state bird.
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Also called Hawaiian goose.

Origin of nene

First recorded in 1900–05, nene is from the Hawaiian word nēnē
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British Dictionary definitions for nene

nene
/ (ˈneɪˌneɪ) /

noun
a rare black-and-grey short-winged Hawaiian goose, Branta sandvicensis, having partly webbed feet

Word Origin for nene

from Hawaiian
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