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nene

[ney-ney] /ˈneɪ neɪ/
noun, plural nene.
1.
a barred, gray-brown wild goose, Nesochen sandvicensis, native to Hawaii, where it is the state bird.
Also called Hawaiian goose.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < Hawaiian nēnē
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  • nene says she has no intention of bailing him out of jail.
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British Dictionary definitions for nene

nene

/ˈneɪˌneɪ/
noun
1.
a rare black-and-grey short-winged Hawaiian goose, Branta sandvicensis, having partly webbed feet
Word Origin
from Hawaiian
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