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ki·na

 (kē′nə)
n. pl. kina
See Table at currency.

[Tolai (Malayo-Polynesian language of northeast New Britain) kina, clam or oyster shell, in particular the shell of the gold-lipped pearl oyster Pinctada maxima, traditionally used as currency in New Guinea and Melanesia.]
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kina

(ˈkiːnə)
n
(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Papua New Guinea, divided into 100 toea
[from a Papuan language]

kina

(ˈkiːnə)
n, pl kina
(Animals) a green sea urchin, Evichinus chloroticus, eaten in New Zealand. Also called: sea egg
[Māori]
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ki•na

(ˈki nə)

n., pl. -nas.
the basic monetary unit of Papua New Guinea.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kina - the basic unit of money in Papua New Guinea
Papuan monetary unit - monetary unit in Papua New Guinea
toea - 100 toea equal 1 kina in Papua New Guinea
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