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A brownish-green New Zealand parrot (Nestor meridionalis).

[Maori kākā, from Proto-Polynesian *kākā, from reduplication of *kā, to screech.]
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(Animals) a New Zealand parrot, Nestor meridionalis, with a long compressed bill
[C18: from Māori, perhaps imitative of its call]
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(ˈkɑ kə)

n., pl. -kas.
a New Zealand parrot, Nestor meridionalis, having olive-brown plumage.
[1765–75; < Maori kākā]
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Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, better known by his nickname 'Kaka', was born April 22, 1982 in Brazil.
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Kaka in 2002 World Cup, Twitter Kaka's transfer to Milan was the most important step in his life.
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It's really satisfying for me." Earlier, Milan announced they had terminated Kaka's contract by mutual agreement.
After being left on the sidelines under Jose Mourinho, Kaka's chances of more regular first team action at the Santiago Bernabeu faded further when his former coach at Milan, Carlo Ancelotti, took over the 'Galacticos' for the new season.
Passenger Lyndsey from Scotland, who is a teacher in Oman, picked Kaka's ticket from the draw drum.
He will make around A[pounds sterling]10 million this year, but Kaka's market value is more likely around A[pounds sterling]16 million.
Galatasaray and Kaka's former club AC Milan have also registered their interest in the 2007 World Player of the Year, but United are the biggest draw for the Brazilian.
Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Mithun Chakraborty, Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, Shashi Kapoor, Poonam Dhillon, Ramesh Sippy and Gulzar were among Kaka's contemporaries who attended the ceremony.
Kaka's mother even suggested in a tweet in May that he could be on his way to London.