(child, or an immature plant)
There’s just too much self-evident irony in that definition to warrant a lot of exposition. But upon reflection, English is also full of anthropomorphisms (my excuse to use a six-syllable word): there are parent-child relationships in data bases; we grandfather in old laws; typesetters try to avoid orphans and widows at the bottom of printed pages; we have sister cities, second-generation computers, twin propellers, and the mother of all wars.
The good news about keiki is that few words are needed. Check out these little guys kicking butt at the IRONKIDS Keiki Dip n Dash on Tuesday, October 6th:
All photos © 2015 by Lee Gruenfeld