American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several flightless birds of the genus Apteryx native to New Zealand, having vestigial wings and a long slender bill. Also called apteryx.
- n. Informal A New Zealander.
- n. A kiwifruit.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The apteryx.
- n. A flightless bird of the genus Apteryx native to New Zealand.
- n. A person from New Zealand - (preferably Kiwi).
- n. A New Zealand dollar.
- n. A kiwi fruit - not used in New Zealand where the full name is used.
- n. a native or inhabitant of New Zealand
- n. nocturnal flightless bird of New Zealand having a long neck and stout legs; only surviving representative of the order Apterygiformes
- n. climbing vine native to China; cultivated in New Zealand for its fuzzy edible fruit with green meat
- n. fuzzy brown egg-shaped fruit with slightly tart green flesh
- From Maori kiwi. (Wiktionary)
- Maori, imitative of the call of male kiwis. Sense 3, short for kiwifruit. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The meat was much like white watermelon while the seeds were exactly like the ones in kiwi fruit.”
“Dependent on agricultural exports, the country's currency, known as the kiwi, is hostage to global economic sentiment, which at the moment points to slowing demand.”
“The latest quake is a blow for New Zealand's economy, and it sent the New Zealand dollar, known as the kiwi, sharply lower.”
“The latest quake is another blow for New Zealand's economy and sent the currency, known as the kiwi, sharply lower.”
“The New Zealand dollar, also known as the kiwi, is hovering near its yearlong high against the U.S. dollar, making the cost of agricultural exports to key markets such as China more expensive.”
“In other words, a kiwi is a dwarfed version of a giant flightless bird.”
“Their remains are found in abundance, but the kiwi is the last species now living.”
“New Zealand's dollar, known as the kiwi, was close to a five- week high before data next week that may show U.S. manufacturing grew at the fastest pace in seven months.”
“The so-called kiwi snapped a four-day gain versus the dollar.”
“New Zealand's dollar, also known as the kiwi, climbed after Prime Minister John Key was re-elected with his party's biggest mandate in 60 years.”
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