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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.]
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(Rugby) the Kiwis the men's international Rugby League football team of New Zealand
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