Definition of kaka in English:


Syllabification: ka·ka
Pronunciation: /ˈkäkə


  • A large New Zealand parrot with olive-brown and dull green upper parts and reddish underparts.
    • Nestor meridionalis, family Psittacidae
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    • They attack the birds that nest in holes, so a heavy seeding puts birds such as the kaka, parakeet and yellowhead more at risk.
    • Also reliant on honeydew are the threatened New Zealand parrots known as kaka.
    • Her announcement ended: ‘In these forests the future now belongs to the kereru, the kiwi and the kaka.’


late 18th century: from Maori.

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