Definition of "kiwi" []

  • Any of several flightless birds of the genus Apteryx native to New Zealand, having vestigial wings and a long slender bill. Also called apteryx. (noun)
  • Informal A New Zealander. (noun)
  • A kiwifruit. (noun)
  • Any nocturnal flightless New Zealand bird of the genus Apteryx, having a long beak, stout legs, and weakly barbed feathers: order Apterygiformes (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A New Zealander (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "kiwi" in a sentence
  • "The meat was much like white watermelon while the seeds were exactly like the ones in kiwi fruit."
  • "Dependent on agricultural exports, the country's currency, known as the kiwi, is hostage to global economic sentiment, which at the moment points to slowing demand."
  • "The latest quake is a blow for New Zealand's economy, and it sent the New Zealand dollar, known as the kiwi, sharply lower."