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

  • n. See tui.

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  • n. The tui

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a New Zealand bird (Prosthemadera Novæseelandiæ) remarkable for its powers of mimicry and its ability to articulate words. Its color is glossy black, with a curious tuft of long, curly, white feathers on each side of the throat. It is often kept as a cage bird.


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  • You're absolutely right. I didn't even read that--must have missed the comment when it was first posted.

    February 23, 2009

  • If you're saying she just now posted there, you must be misreading '6 months'. she hasn't been around for four months now.

    February 22, 2009

  • Just posted on my Bird Nicknames list. :-)

    February 22, 2009

  • What happened to she, anyway? Haven't seen her around for a while.

    February 22, 2009

  • Nickname for Tui. Also see poë (thanks, she).

    February 22, 2009