Kiwi - 1 - A small, brown, flightless, nocturnal, endangered bird native to New Zealand / Aotearoa. The name of the bird comes from the high-pitched 'call' it makes.
Kiwi - 2 - Slang for a person born in New Zealand. Synonymous with hard-working individuals, talented artists & relaxed easy-going people .
Kiwi - 3 - This is what the rest of the world, for some unknown reason, calls 'KIWIFRUIT'. Laziness and stupid marketing probably enter into it somewhere. Originally a Chinese Gooseberry, it flourished in NZ where its name was changed to reflect where it was grown. Named a KIWIFRUIT, stays a KIWIFRUIT , not a kiwi.
Kiwifruit example - I was asked by 4 individuals in London, why?, where NZers named after a fruit?
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