noun (plural same or iiwis)
A Hawaiian honeycreeper with a long downcurved bill and mainly bright red plumage.
- Vestiaria coccinea, family Drepanididae (or Fringillidae)
More example sentences
- In addition to the iiwi, we also hear and see a green-breasted amakihi bird.
- The iiwi, or scarlet honeycreeper, is an endangered bird found only in Hawaii.
late 18th century: from Hawaiian.
Definition of iiwi in:
- The US English dictionary