Night kaka
Kaka Ka"ka, n. [Maori kaka a parrot; -- so named from its note.] (Zo["o]l.) A New Zealand parrot of the genus {Nestor}, especially the {brown parrot} ({Nestor meridionalis}). [1913 Webster]

Note: The {mountain kaka}, or {kea} ({Nestor notabilis}), is remarkable for having recently acquired carnivorous habits. It attacks and kills lambs and pigs, sometimes doing great damage. [1913 Webster]

{Night kaka}. (Zo["o]l.) The kakapo. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • night kaka — Kakapo Ka ka*po , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A singular nocturnal parrot ({Strigops habroptilus}), native of New Zealand. It lives in holes during the day, but is active at night. It resembles an owl in its colors and general appearance. It has large wings,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • night kaka — noun : kakapo …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kaka — Ka ka, n. [Maori kaka a parrot; so named from its note.] (Zo[ o]l.) A New Zealand parrot of the genus {Nestor}, especially the {brown parrot} ({Nestor meridionalis}). [1913 Webster] Note: The {mountain kaka}, or {kea} ({Nestor notabilis}), is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • night parrot — Kakapo Ka ka*po , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A singular nocturnal parrot ({Strigops habroptilus}), native of New Zealand. It lives in holes during the day, but is active at night. It resembles an owl in its colors and general appearance. It has large wings,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mountain kaka — Kaka Ka ka, n. [Maori kaka a parrot; so named from its note.] (Zo[ o]l.) A New Zealand parrot of the genus {Nestor}, especially the {brown parrot} ({Nestor meridionalis}). [1913 Webster] Note: The {mountain kaka}, or {kea} ({Nestor notabilis}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brown parrot — Kaka Ka ka, n. [Maori kaka a parrot; so named from its note.] (Zo[ o]l.) A New Zealand parrot of the genus {Nestor}, especially the {brown parrot} ({Nestor meridionalis}). [1913 Webster] Note: The {mountain kaka}, or {kea} ({Nestor notabilis}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kea — Kaka Ka ka, n. [Maori kaka a parrot; so named from its note.] (Zo[ o]l.) A New Zealand parrot of the genus {Nestor}, especially the {brown parrot} ({Nestor meridionalis}). [1913 Webster] Note: The {mountain kaka}, or {kea} ({Nestor notabilis}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nestor meridionalis — Kaka Ka ka, n. [Maori kaka a parrot; so named from its note.] (Zo[ o]l.) A New Zealand parrot of the genus {Nestor}, especially the {brown parrot} ({Nestor meridionalis}). [1913 Webster] Note: The {mountain kaka}, or {kea} ({Nestor notabilis}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nestor notabilis — Kaka Ka ka, n. [Maori kaka a parrot; so named from its note.] (Zo[ o]l.) A New Zealand parrot of the genus {Nestor}, especially the {brown parrot} ({Nestor meridionalis}). [1913 Webster] Note: The {mountain kaka}, or {kea} ({Nestor notabilis}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kakapo — Ka ka*po , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A singular nocturnal parrot ({Strigops habroptilus}), native of New Zealand. It lives in holes during the day, but is active at night. It resembles an owl in its colors and general appearance. It has large wings, but can… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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