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.
Alternative spelling of takahÄ“.
Other Word Forms
Origin of takahe
- Maori takahē
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition