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Pronunciation: (kē'wē), [key]
pl. -wis.

1. any of several flightless, ratite birds of the genus Apteryx, of New Zealand, allied to the extinct moas.
2. Also called Chinese gooseberry. the egg-sized, edible berry of the Chinese gooseberry, having fuzzy brownish skin and slightly tart green flesh.
3. Slang.
a. a member of an air service, as in World War I, who is confined to ground duty.
b. a former pilot or member of a flight crew.
4. Informal.a New Zealander.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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