kiwi: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kē'wē), [key]
— pl. -wis.
  1. any of several flightless, ratite birds of the genus Apteryx, of New Zealand, allied to the extinct moas.
  2. Also calledthe egg-sized, edible berry of the Chinese gooseberry, having fuzzy brownish skin and slightly tart green flesh.
    1. a member of an air service, as in World War I, who is confined to ground duty.
    2. a former pilot or member of a flight crew.
  3. a New Zealander.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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