Extinct vs Piopio - What's the difference?

extinct | piopio |


As an adjective extinct

is (dated) extinguished, no longer alight (of fire, candles etc).

As a noun piopio is

(nz) either of two extinct passerine songbirds of new zealand: the north island piopio (turnagra tanagra'') and south island piopio (''turnagra capensis ).

extinct

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (dated) Extinguished, no longer alight (of fire, candles etc.)
  • Poor Edward's cigarillo was already extinct .
  • No longer used; obsolete, discontinued.
  • * Luckily, such ideas about race are extinct in current sociological theory.
  • *
  • Indeed the very fact that the English spelling system
    writes in there'' as two words but ''therein'' as one word might be taken as suggest-
    ing that only the former is a productive syntactic construction in Modern
    English, the latter being a now extinct construction which has left behind a
    few fossil remnants in the form of compound words such as ''thereby
    .
  • No longer in existence; having died out.
  • The dinosaurs have been extinct for millions of years.
  • (vulcanology) No longer actively erupting.
  • Most of the volcanos on this island are now extinct .

    Synonyms

    * dead

    Antonyms

    * (no longer alight) burning * (having died out) extant * active, dormant

    piopio

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (NZ) Either of two extinct passerine songbirds of New Zealand: the North Island piopio (Turnagra tanagra'') and South Island piopio (''Turnagra capensis ).