takahe


ta·ka·he

noun \tä-ˈkä-(ˌ)hā\

Definition of TAKAHE

:  a flightless bird (Porphyrio mantelli syn. Notornis mantelli) of the rail family that occurs in New Zealand

Origin of TAKAHE

Maori
First Known Use: 1851

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