American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A rare wild goose (Branta sandvicensis) of the Hawaiian Islands, having a grayish-brown body with a black face. Also called Hawaiian goose.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A species of goose, Bernicla sandwichensis, peculiar to the Sandwich Islands.
- From Hawaiian nēnē. (Wiktionary)
- Hawaiian nēnē, imitative of its cry. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Thanks largely to their pioneering and tireless efforts in these areas, this Park remains a world-class biological jewel where people can still experience a mind-bending diversity of unique ecosystems and species such as the charismatic nene goose, hawksbill sea turtle, and Mauna Loa silversword.”
“Fri 10/02/09 1: 05 PM how many calories does nene eat a day??”
“Hmmm. You tell me and please try not to "Mispeak" nene”
“Species formally listed in the US as threatened include Hawaiian goose (nene) Branta sandvicensis, a terrestrial non-migratory goose; honeycreepers, namely akepa Loxops coccineus (R), akiapola'au Hemignathus wilsoni (E), and Hawaiian creeper Oreomystis mana; and Hawaiian petrel Pterodroma sandwichensis (E).”
“| Reply | Permalink kozmik wrote on December 19, 2007 11: 08 PM: nene -”
“Not many people have heard of a nene or could identify one on sight!”
“The Hawaiian nene goose (Branta sandvicensis) lives in high shrubland areas, and endangered Hawaiian dark-rumped petrels nest in burrows in subalpine and alpine cinderlands.”
“If they could hear me say "Inkomu swinene-nene-nene!" again now, they would know what I meant and smile, I think, at the emotion behind those words.”
“October 30th, 2009 at 6: 53 am PDT vamo nene!!! reply”
“One of Wiecking's base stations is on a solar-powered ranger's cabin halfway up Mauna Kea, the Big Island's 13,800-foot volcano; the state Department of Fish and Wildlife uses a remote camera there to keep an eye on a feeding station for the endangered state bird, the nene.”
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The triggerfish humuhumunukunukuapuaa belongs on this list too.
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A more narrow version of *e?e by pterodactyl, this one is ?e?e.
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