moko

noun
mo·​ko | \ ˈmō(ˌ)kō \
plural -s

Definition of moko

1 : the Maori system of tattooing
2 : a Maori tattoo consisting of pigment rubbed into spiral grooves made in the skin with a small implement resembling an adz

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“Moko.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moko. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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