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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Birds, Nationality & race
kiwiki‧wi /ˈkiːwiː/ noun [countable]  1 HBBa New Zealand bird that cannot fly2 informalSAN someone from New Zealand
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kiwiAn acorn is tiny compared to its parent, but a kiwi lays an egg a quarter her own weight.Decorate with a slice of starfruit and kiwi.Standard fare is available: bacon and eggs, toast, fresh fruit ranging from kiwi to papaya and crusty croissants.Decorate with a slice of kiwi and a sprig of mint.Arrange the sliced kiwi down the centre and the halved strawberries alongside.Sliced kiwi fruit may be used to decorate the dessert.When marketing whizzes renamed the fruit the kiwi, says the newsletter Turn Signals, sales shot up all over the world.That caused farmers everywhere to go into the kiwi growing business.
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