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A brownish-green New Zealand parrot (Nestor meridionalis).

[Maori kākā, from Proto-Polynesian *kākā, from reduplication of *kā, to screech.]
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(Animals) a New Zealand parrot, Nestor meridionalis, with a long compressed bill
[C18: from Māori, perhaps imitative of its call]
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(ˈkɑ kə)

n., pl. -kas.
a New Zealand parrot, Nestor meridionalis, having olive-brown plumage.
[1765–75; < Maori kākā]
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ORLANDO City president Phil Rawlins says the signing of Brazil superstar Kaka sends out a message that the new MLS franchise mean business heading into their inaugural season.
AC Milan star Kaka will reportedly be heading back to Brazil to play for his boyhood club, Sao Paolo, as a loanee.
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