noun (plural kiwis)
- 1A flightless New Zealand bird with hair-like feathers, having a long downcurved bill with sensitive nostrils at the tip.
More example sentences
- Family Apterygidae and genus Apteryx: three species
- The kiwi, a flightless nocturnal bird unique to New Zealand, is the symbol for everything from New Zealand.
- I find it amusing that the country's air force logo is a kiwi, a bird that can't even fly.
- At one exciting moment, several kiwis were calling loudly only a few feet above us on a hillside, but they never came into view.
- 2 (Kiwi) • informal A New Zealander.More example sentences
- We had some philosophical disagreements, but he was a good Kiwi and a good New Zealander.
- The next match of the series takes place at South Leeds Stadium on Friday when the Kiwis meet Australia.
- Here in Australia we allow Kiwis to enter anytime they like and to work in our great country.
mid 19th century: from Maori.
More definitions of kiwiDefinition of kiwi in:
- The US English dictionary