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From Dutch Nieuw-Zeeland (new Zeeland), after the Dutch settlement in Batavia, which in turn had been named after the Dutch province of Zeeland.


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Particularly: "British and New Zealand"

Proper nounEdit

New Zealand

  1. A country in Oceania, to the east of Australia. Official name: New Zealand. Abbreviation: NZ or Aotearoa
  2. The islands of New Zealand, especially the North Island, South Island and nearby coastal islands.
  3. The Realm of New Zealand, including the Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau and the Ross Dependency.

Usage notesEdit

  • The word is also used in the attributive form, e.g. the New Zealand government.


Derived termsEdit



New Zealand (plural New Zealands)

  1. A rabbit of a breed that originated in California from rabbits imported from New Zealand.

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Proper nounEdit

New Zealand

  1. New Zealand (country in Oceania)

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