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1. (noun) northern brown kiwi, North Island brown kiwi, kiwi feather, Apteryx mantelli and tokoeka, Apteryx australis - flightless, nocturnal endemic birds with hair-like feathers and a long bill with sensitive nostrils at the tip.

Ko ō rātou tiakete he mea mahi anō ki te kiri houi, engari ki te titiro atu rite tonu ki te kiwi (TP 8/1901:5). / There jackets were made of bark of the lacebark tree, but they looked just like kiwi feathers.

See also rowi, kiwi pukupuku, roa, tokoeka, tokoweka


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