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A rare wild goose (Branta sandvicensis) of the Hawaiian Islands, having a grayish-brown body with a black face. Also called Hawaiian goose.

[Hawaiian nēnē, imitative of its cry.]


(Animals) a rare black-and-grey short-winged Hawaiian goose, Branta sandvicensis, having partly webbed feet
[from Hawaiian]


(ˈneɪ neɪ)

n., pl. -ne.
a barred, gray-brown wild goose, Nesochen sandvicensis, native to Hawaii.
[1900–05; < Hawaiian nēnēAustronesian]
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Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Kim Zolciak started a war when she shared a video of roaches crawling in Nene Leakes' home in October 2017, and looking back on the moment, the Bravo star has no regret about her actions.
A major re-introduction programme launched by Sir Peter Scott brought two of the only remaining nenes in the world to Britain from Hawaii.
The Hawaiian goose - or nene - is known for being one of the birds that will take bird food from the hand at the centre near Llanelli and is a popular attraction for children and adults.
Their arrival comes after the hatching of 12 endangered Hawaiian geese - or nenes - at Waterfowl Nursery.
Clouds play a critical role in climate, notes Athanasios Nenes, a professor in Georgia Tech's School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
Of all the components of climate change, the indirect aerosol effect has the greatest potential cooling effect, yet quantitative estimates are highly uncertain" Nenes notes.
Sometimes known as Lava Geese, nenes are the only waterfowl adapted for life on lava flows and have mostly lost the webbing between their toes.
An estimated 25,000 nenes used to inhabit the Hawaiian islands, but following the arrival of Europeans in 1778, many were killed for food.
A 5-year partnership to improve, protect and promote the River Nene has been launched, with boaters among the many who will benefit.
Brian and Nene Marks, owners of Nene's Secret, sponsor the Birthing Project's 2014 National Awareness Campaign and the Atlanta Community Baby Shower.
Miracle's--and former model Nene Marks have rolled out the.