whapuku

noun
wha·​pu·​ku | \ ˈh(w)äˌpükə, ˈwä- \
plural -s

Definition of whapuku

: a large edible marine fish (Polyprion oxygeneios) of New Zealand waters that is closely related to or perhaps identical with the stonebass

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Maori

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“Whapuku.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whapuku. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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