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[too-ee] /ˈtu i/
a black New Zealand honey eater, Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae, having a patch of white feathers on each side of the throat, sometimes tamed as a pet.
Also called parson bird.
Origin of tui
1825-35; < Maori tūī Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for tui


noun (pl) tuis
a New Zealand honeyeater, Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae, having a glossy bluish-green plumage with white feathers at the throat: it mimics human speech and the songs of other birds
Word Origin
from Māori
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tui in Technology


1. Textual User Interface.
2. Terminal User Interface. Alternative name for Textual User Interface.
3. Telephony User Interface.
4. Tangible User Interface.
5. Tactile User Interface.
6. Telescope User Interface.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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