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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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n., pl. -kas.
a New Zealand parrot, Nestor meridionalis, having olive-brown plumage.
[1765–75; < Maori kākā]
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