Definition of miromiro in English:

miromiro

(also miro-miro)

noun

  • The New Zealand tomtit, Petroica macrocephala (family Eopsaltridae), especially a black and white subspecies, P. macrocephala toitoi, of the North Island. Also (occasionally) (perhaps by confusion): the New Zealand robin, P. australis.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Edward Gray (1800–1875), zoologist and museum curator. From Maori miromiro tomtit, reduplicated form of miro: see miro.

Pronunciation

miromiro

/ˈmɪərəʊˌmɪərəʊ/