Takahe definition

tə-käē, tə-kī
Either of two flightless birds of New Zealand in the rail family, Porphyrio mantelli, which is extinct, and Porphyrio hochstetteri, which is endangered, having a large red bill and brightly colored green and blue plumage.
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Alternative spelling of takahē.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
takahe
Plural:
takahes

Origin of takahe

  • Maori takahē

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition