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kiwi

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈkiː.wiː/

kiwi noun [C] (FRUIT)

(also kiwi fruit, also Chinese gooseberry) an oval fruit with brown skin covered in hairs and bright green flesh

kiwi noun [C] (BIRD)

a New Zealand bird, with a long beak and feathers like hairs, that cannot fly and that is the national symbol of New Zealand

kiwi noun [C] (PERSON)

informal a person from New Zealand
Translations of “kiwi”
in Arabic كيوي (نوع مِن الفاكِهة)…
in Korean 키위…
in Malaysian burung kiwi…
in French kiwi…
in Turkish kivi…
in Italian kiwi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 水果, 奇異果…
in Russian киви…
in Polish kiwi…
in Vietnamese chim kivi…
in Spanish kiwi…
in Portuguese kiwi…
in Thai นกกีวี…
in German der Kiwi…
in Catalan kiwi…
in Japanese キウィ…
in Indonesian kiwi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 水果, 猕猴桃, 奇异果…
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