maori hen
maori hen maori hen n. (Zool.) A flightless New Zealand rail of thievish disposition having short wings each with a spur used in fighting.

Syn: weka, wood hen. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • maori hen — noun flightless New Zealand rail of thievish disposition having short wings each with a spur used in fighting • Syn: ↑weka, ↑wood hen • Hypernyms: ↑rail • Member Holonyms: ↑Gallirallus, ↑genus Gallirallus * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Maori hen — /maʊri ˈhɛn/ (say mowree hen) noun NZ → weka …   Australian English dictionary

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  • wood hen — noun flightless New Zealand rail of thievish disposition having short wings each with a spur used in fighting • Syn: ↑weka, ↑maori hen • Hypernyms: ↑rail • Member Holonyms: ↑Gallirallus, ↑genus Gallirallus * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Gallirallus Australis — Weka Weka …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Râle wéka — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Weka. Râle wéka …   Wikipédia en Français

  • weka — /ˈwɛkə / (say wekuh) noun any of several large, flightless New Zealand rails of genus Gallirallus; Maori hen; woodhen. {Maori} …   Australian English dictionary

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