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moa

[moh-uh] /ˈmoʊ ə/
noun
1.
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
1810-1820
1810-20; < Maori
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moa

/ˈməʊə/
noun
1.
any large flightless bird of the recently extinct order Dinornithiformes of New Zealand See ratite
Word Origin
C19: from Māori
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Word Origin and History for moa
n.

extinct, flightless bird of New Zealand, 1842, native Maori name.

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Related Abbreviations for moa

MOA

  1. market opportunity analysis
  2. memorandum of agreement
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