tui

[ too-ee ]
/ ˈtu i /

noun

a black New Zealand honey eater, Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae, having a patch of white feathers on each side of the throat, sometimes tamed as a pet.

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Origin of tui

First recorded in 1825–35, tui is from the Maori word tūī
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British Dictionary definitions for tui

tui
/ (ˈtuːɪ) /

noun plural tuis

a New Zealand honeyeater, Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae, having a glossy bluish-green plumage with white feathers at the throat: it mimics human speech and the songs of other birds

Word Origin for tui

from Māori
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