kiwi

Definitions

  • An apteryx, or kiwi
    An apteryx, or kiwi
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n kiwi nocturnal flightless bird of New Zealand having a long neck and stout legs; only surviving representative of the order Apterygiformes
    • n kiwi fuzzy brown egg-shaped fruit with slightly tart green flesh
    • n Kiwi a native or inhabitant of New Zealand
    • n kiwi climbing vine native to China; cultivated in New Zealand for its fuzzy edible fruit with green meat
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The New Zealand Kiwi bird cannot fly
    • n kiwi The apteryx.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Kiwis are the only known bird to have nostrils located at the tip of their beak
    • n Kiwi kē′wi a bird of the genus Apteryx found in New Zealand.
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Usage

In literature:

Their remains are found in abundance, but the kiwi is the last species now living.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
Thus, the Apteryx, or Kiwi, of New Zealand, a curious, almost wingless bird, lays an egg which is about a quarter of its own weight.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
You Earthbound kiwis should try it sometime.
"Next Door, Next World" by Robert Donald Locke
Allied to these are the four species of Kiwi or apteryx, still existing there.
"More Science From an Easy Chair" by Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
The kiwi buries itself asleep all day, and only comes out in the night to demolish an unpleasant and inconvenient proverb.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 25, January 1893" by Various
Like the flamingo, the kiwi uses his queer bill to get his living out of the soil.
"The Adventures of a Grain of Dust" by Hallam Hawksworth
Then we went into the Ostrich House and thoroughly searched two Kiwis.
"The Journal of a Disappointed Man" by Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
The sides of the kiwi appear as free of wings as those of a cat.
"Seven Legs Across the Seas" by Samuel Murray
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In news:

Dear daughter: Try the kiwi .
" Kiwis are a unique group of birds," Hesch said.
Her birth is good for the kiwi population and raising her is good for the zoo, said Carol Hesch, assistant curator.
A serving of kiwi is two kiwis , and they are only 90 calories.
KIWI II is a development of New Zealander Richard Hartley's Trailer Sailer 21 design.
The so-called kiwi 's 1.5 percent increase against the US dollar this year is the biggest among G-10 currencies tracked by Bloomberg.
Avoid mushy kiwis or ones with shriveled skin.
Health Tip – Apr 23 – Kiwi : More Than Just a Funny-looking Fruit.
Remove skin from the kiwifruit, or sloop the kiwis .
BYU football: Two Kiwi rugby players giving Cougar football a shot.
Of course, winning in San Diego is nothing new to the Kiwis .
Of a ripe, peeled kiwi fruit.
1 ½ oz 42 Below Kiwi Vodka.
1 slice of fresh kiwi , with the skin left on.
Kiwi Air will be making trips during the Outdoorsman Expo at the TRAC this weekend and you can get in on a flight for free.
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In science:

Kiwi, M.A., Magniez, F., Santha, M.: Exact and approximate testing/correcting of algebraic functions: A survey.
Property Testing for Cyclic Groups and Beyond
We consider the dynamics on the intersection of the closure of the puzzle pieces containing this periodic point (following the ideas of Kiwi in [Ki]) and prove that two external rays, landing at x, separate this continuum from the closure of U .
Bounded critical Fatou components are Jordan domains, for polynomials
Kiwi — Real laminations and the topological dynamics of complex polynomials.
Bounded critical Fatou components are Jordan domains, for polynomials
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