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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}). 
 
  Note:  The  {mountain  kaka},  or  {kea}  ({N.  notabilis}),  is 
  remarkable  for  having  recently  acquired  carnivorous 
  habits.  It  attacks  and  kills  lambs  and  pigs,  sometimes 
  doing  great  damage. 
 
  {Night  kaka}.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  kakapo. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kea  \Ke"a\  (k[=a]"[.a];  colloq.  k[=e]"[.a]),  n.  [Maori.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  large  New  Zealand  parrot  ({Nestor  notabilis}),  notorious 
  for  having  acquired  the  habit  of  killing  sheep;  --  called 
  also  {mountain  parrot}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  kea 
  n  :  large  brownish-green  New  Zealand  parrot  [syn:  {Nestor 
  notabilis}] 




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