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huia

[hoo-yuh] /ˈhu yə/
noun
1.
an apparently extinct, crowlike bird, Heteralocha acutirostris, of New Zealand, noted for the completely different bill shapes of the male and female.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Maori hūia
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huia

/ˈhʊɪjə/
noun
1.
an extinct bird of New Zealand, Heteralocha acutirostris, prized by early Māoris for its distinctive tail feathers
Word Origin
Māori
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