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ki·wi

 (kē′wē)
n. pl. ki·wis
1. Any of several flightless birds of the genus Apteryx native to New Zealand, having vestigial wings and a long slender bill. Also called apteryx.
2. Informal A New Zealander.
3. A kiwifruit.

[Maori, imitative of the call of male kiwis. Sense 3, short for kiwifruit.]

kiwi

(ˈkiːwiː)
n, pl kiwis
1. (Animals) any nocturnal flightless New Zealand bird of the genus Apteryx, having a long beak, stout legs, and weakly barbed feathers: order Apterygiformes. See ratite
2. (Plants) short for kiwi fruit
3. informal a New Zealander
[C19: from Māori, of imitative origin]

ki•wi

(ˈki wi)

n., pl. -wis.
1. any of several flightless, nocturnal, ratite birds comprising the order Apterygiformes, of New Zealand.
2. Also called ki′wi•fruit` (-ˌfrut) the egg-sized edible berry of the Chinese gooseberry, having fuzzy brownish skin and green flesh.
3. Informal. a New Zealander.
[1825–35; < Maori]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kiwi - climbing vine native to Chinakiwi - climbing vine native to China; cultivated in New Zealand for its fuzzy edible fruit with green meat
kiwi fruit, Chinese gooseberry, kiwi - fuzzy brown egg-shaped fruit with slightly tart green flesh
Actinidia, genus Actinidia - small Asiatic woody vine bearing many-seeded fruit
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
2.kiwi - a native or inhabitant of New ZealandKiwi - a native or inhabitant of New Zealand
New Zealand - an independent country within the British Commonwealth; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1907; known for sheep and spectacular scenery
denizen, dweller, habitant, inhabitant, indweller - a person who inhabits a particular place
3.kiwi - fuzzy brown egg-shaped fruit with slightly tart green fleshkiwi - fuzzy brown egg-shaped fruit with slightly tart green flesh
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
Actinidia chinensis, Actinidia deliciosa, Chinese gooseberry, kiwi, kiwi vine - climbing vine native to China; cultivated in New Zealand for its fuzzy edible fruit with green meat
4.kiwi - nocturnal flightless bird of New Zealand having a long neck and stout legskiwi - nocturnal flightless bird of New Zealand having a long neck and stout legs; only surviving representative of the order Apterygiformes
flightless bird, ratite, ratite bird - flightless birds having flat breastbones lacking a keel for attachment of flight muscles: ostriches; cassowaries; emus; moas; rheas; kiwis; elephant birds
genus Apteryx - type genus of the Apterygidae: kiwis
Translations
كِيويكيوي: طائِر نيوزيلندي بدون أجْنِحَه
kiwi
kivi
kiwi
apterigedo
kiivi
kivi
kívífugl, snípustrútur
キーウィ
키위
kivis
kivi
kiwiquivi
kivi
kivikiwi
ผลกีวี
quả kiwi

kiwi

[ˈkiːwiː]
A. N
1. (Orn) → kiwi m
2. (= New Zealander) → neozelandés/esa m/f
B. CPD kiwi fruit Nkiwi m

kiwi

[ˈkiːwiː] n (also kiwi fruit) → kiwi m

kiwi

n
Kiwi m
(also kiwi fruit)Kiwi(frucht) f
(inf: = New Zealander) → Neuseeländer(in) m(f), → Kiwi m (inf)

kiwi

[ˈkiːwiː] nkiwi m inv (fam) (New Zealander) → neozelandese m/f

kiwi

(ˈkiːwiː) noun
a type of bird which is unable to fly, found in New Zealand.

kiwi

كِيوي kivi kiwi Kiwi κίβι kiwi kiivi kiwi kivi kiwi キーウィ 키위 kiwi kiwi kiwi kiwi киви kiwi ผลกีวี kivi quả kiwi 新西兰几维鸟
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