Definition of nene in English:

nene

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Pronunciation: /ˈneɪneɪ
 
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(also ne-ne)

noun (plural same or nenes)

  • another term for Hawaiian goose.
    More example sentences
    • In the foreground is the nene, or Hawaiian goose.
    • Ground-nesting birds such as the endangered nene or Hawaiian goose and Hawaiian dark-rumped petrel (Pterodroma phaeopygia sandwichensis) are particularly vulnerable.
    • Despite its similarities to the Canada goose, the nene is a true Hawaiian down to its toes.

Origin

early 20th century: from Hawaiian.

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