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n. pl. tu·is
A honeyeater (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) of New Zealand, having dark plumage with a tuft of white feathers at the throat. Also called parson bird.
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n, pl tuis
(Animals) a New Zealand honeyeater, Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae, having a glossy bluish-green plumage with white feathers at the throat: it mimics human speech and the songs of other birds
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