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Definition of KEA

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Kaka \Ka"ka\, n. [Maori kaka a parrot; -- so named from its note.] (Zool.) A New Zealand parrot of the genus {Nestor}, especially the {brown parrot} ({Nestor meridionalis}). [1913 Webster]

     Note: The {mountain kaka}, or {kea} ({Nestor notabilis}), is remarkable for having recently acquired carnivorous habits. It attacks and kills lambs and pigs, sometimes doing great damage. [1913 Webster]

     {Night kaka}. (Zool.) The kakapo.
        [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Kea \Ke"a\ (k[=a]"[.a]; colloq. k[=e]"[.a]), n. [Maori.] (Zool.) A large New Zealand parrot ({Nestor notabilis}), notorious for having acquired the habit of killing sheep; -- called also {mountain parrot}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] kebab
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]


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