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kaka

[kah-kuh] /ˈkɑ kə/
noun
1.
any of several New Zealand parrots of the genus Nestor, especially N. meridionalis, having chiefly greenish and olive-brown plumage.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; < Maori kākā, perhaps akin to to screech
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British Dictionary definitions for kaka

kaka

/ˈkɑːkə/
noun
1.
a New Zealand parrot, Nestor meridionalis, with a long compressed bill
Word Origin
C18: from Māori, perhaps imitative of its call
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ca-ca

noun
  1. Excrement; shit: Overweight is kaka (1870s+)
  2. Heroin; horse, shit (1950s+ Narcotics)

[origin uncertain; perhaps fr late 1800s cack, ''to defecate''; perhaps fr dialect cacky, ''excrement,'' attested by 1899; perhaps fr Latin cacare, ''to defecate,'' used as a euphemism in the presence of children; perhaps fr Modern Greek; ultimately fr the Indo-European root kakka or kaka, designating defecation]


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