moa

moa

[moh-uh]
noun
any of several flightless birds of the family Dinornithidae, of New Zealand, related to the kiwis but resembling the ostrich: extinct since about the end of the 18th century.

Origin:
1810–20; < Maori

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moa (ˈməʊə)
 
n
See ratite any large flightless bird of the recently extinct order Dinornithiformes of New Zealand
 
[C19: from Māori]

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moa
1842, native Maori name.
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MOA
  1. market opportunity analysis

  2. memorandum of agreement

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