Definition of "kakapo" [ka•ka•po]

  • A ground-dwelling New Zealand parrot (Strigops habroptilus) with greenish plumage. (noun)

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Use "kakapo" in a sentence
  • "A large nocturnal (!), cryptically-coloured (!!) terrestrial (!!!) bird, endemic to New Zealand, the kakapo is a specialized foliage-eater that seems to live on a metabolic knife-edge, rather like the Giant panda."
  • "There is a green ground parrot too, called the kakapo,"
  • "Strigops habroptilus, the overgrown flightless parrot, commonly known as the kakapo."