Definition of iiwi in English:

iiwi

noun

  • A Hawaiian honeycreeper with a long downcurved bill and mainly bright red plumage.

    • ‘In addition to the iiwi, we also hear and see a green-breasted amakihi bird.’
    • ‘The iiwi, or scarlet honeycreeper, is an endangered bird found only in Hawaii.’

Origin

Late 18th century: from Hawaiian.

Pronunciation:

iiwi

/ɪˈiːwi/