How To Spell kea?

Correct spelling: kea

What is the definition of kea?

  1. A large New Zealand parrot (Nestor notabilis), notorious for having acquired the habit of killing sheep; - called also mountain parrot.

What does the abbreviation kea mean?

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What are the usage examples for kea?

  1. Local gods viewed this selection of a homesite as foolhardy, but Paoa was unaware of the sudden and rapid rise the river made when heavy rains and cloud- bursts loosed their torrents high upon the slopes of Mauna Kea – Legends of Wailuku by Charlotte Hapai
  2. In New Zealand there is a parrot, the kea that once lived upon honey and fruit, but that now lives upon the sheep, tearing its way down to the kidney fat. – Ways of Nature by John Burroughs