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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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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.
"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.
Following the airing of "RHOA" Season 10, episode 13, Kim revealed she felt no guilt sharing the video&nbsp;with the ladies in the cast after Nene hinted Kim was lying about her health issues.
Atlanta, GA, March 09, 2014 --( To kick off Women's History Month on March 1, Nene's Secret ethnic hair care sponsored the Birthing Project USA Baby Shower in Atlanta celebrating 24 low-income Atlanta moms, some pregnant and others with infants ages two weeks to three months, at the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center.
Miracle's--and former model Nene Marks have rolled out the.