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  • noun (Zoöl.) Any species of Apteryx, esp. Apteryx australis; -- so called in imitation of its notes. More commonly called kiwi. See apteryx.

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  • noun dated Any species of Apteryx, especially A. australis.

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Imitative of its notes. From a Polynesian language.

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