Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of four taxa of birds in the genus Nestor in the parrot family confined to New Zealand and adjacent islands.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A New Zealand parrot of the genus Nestor, especially the brown parrot (Nestor meridionalis).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A parrot of the genus Nestor, peculiar to New Zealand. The common kaka is N. hypopolius, and the mountain kaka N. notabilis. See Nestor.

Etymologies

Maori kākā, from Proto-Polynesian *kākā, from reduplication of *kā, to screech.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Maori kākā (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • But never both in the same body.

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    February 9, 2008

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  • Any of several New Zealand parrots of the genus Nestor, especially N. meridionalis,, with predominantly greenish and olive-brown plumage.

    February 8, 2008