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(countable noun) Usage note: This is the usual term used by all speakers.
A small New Zealand bird, with a long beak, that cannot fly; about the same size as a hen.
Example: You'd kick yourself for ever if you missed out on seeing a wild kiwi, so perhaps you should visit the Aroha Island ecological centre to see how the little birds are being protected (http://www.theage.com.au/travel/pleasure-principle-20081113-63qa.html)
A toy kiwi
(photo by mmagallan)