weka

noun
\ ˈwe-kə How to pronounce weka (audio) \

Definition of weka

: a flightless New Zealand rail (Gallirallus australis)

First Known Use of weka

1845, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for weka

Maori

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“Weka.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weka. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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