from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A ground-dwelling New Zealand parrot (Strigops habroptilus) with greenish plumage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large flightless parrot, Strigops habroptilus, with greenish plumage, that is nocturnal and native to New Zealand.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A singular nocturnal parrot (Strigops habroptilus), native of New Zealand. It lives in holes during the day, but is active at night. It resembles an owl in its colors and general appearance. It has large wings, but can fly only a short distance. Called also owl parrot, night parrot, and night kaka.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The owl-parrot or ground-parrot of New Zealand, Stringops habroptilus, a large and noteworthy parrot, by some made the type of a family Stringopidæ, distinct from the Psittacidæ.
Maori kākāpō : kākā, parrot; see kaka + pō, night (perhaps because it is active at night).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Maori kākāpō (Wiktionary)