takahe

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noun ta·ka·he \tä-ˈkä-(ˌ)hā\

Definition of takahe

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

Origin and Etymology of takahe

Maori


First Known Use: 1851


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