(redirected from Kinas)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Financial.


n. pl. kina
See Table at currency.

[Tolai (Malayo-Polynesian language of northeast New Britain) kina, clam or oyster shell, in particular the shell of the gold-lipped pearl oyster Pinctada maxima, traditionally used as currency in New Guinea and Melanesia.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Papua New Guinea, divided into 100 toea
[from a Papuan language]


n, pl kina
(Animals) a green sea urchin, Evichinus chloroticus, eaten in New Zealand. Also called: sea egg
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˈki nə)

n., pl. -nas.
the basic monetary unit of Papua New Guinea.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kina - the basic unit of money in Papua New Guinea
Papuan monetary unit - monetary unit in Papua New Guinea
toea - 100 toea equal 1 kina in Papua New Guinea
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Commenting on the campaign, the founder of Women of Egypt, Alexandra Kinas, disclosed to DNE that it was launched to humiliate and degrade women, proving over and again how men are threatened by women's equality and empowerment.
For the seventh year, Patrick Kinas will lead the live broadcast from Tropicana Field in St.
Capital Insurance eventually decided to offer two policies for Haus Krai insurance, one with a face value of 5,000 kinas (US$1,905) and another for 10,000 kinas, representing approximately four and eight months of an average worker's respective wages.
John Kinas, IT director for the District of Columbia Bar, reported that on October 7 the D.C.
At first glance it appears Portugal may have unearthed the best homegrown player since Eusebio if the hype surrounding Kinas is to be believed.
EURO 2004 mascot Kinas was designed specially for the tournament by Warner Bros, and now we're asking if you can do better.