nene

[ney-ney]
noun, plural nene.
a barred, gray-brown wild goose, Nesochen sandvicensis, native to Hawaii, where it is the state bird.
Also called Hawaiian goose.


Origin:
1900–05; < Hawaiian nēnē

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nene (ˈneɪˌneɪ)
 
n
a rare black-and-grey short-winged Hawaiian goose, Branta sandvicensis, having partly webbed feet
 
[from Hawaiian]

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NeNe says she has no intention of bailing him out of jail.
Immediate action is necessary to translocate this population of nene goose to mitigate potentially devastating aircraft accidents.
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