Weka definition

wēkə, wā-
A flightless rail (Gallirallus australis) of New Zealand, having mottled brown plumage and short legs.
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Any of a genus (Gallirallus) of large flightless rails of New Zealand.
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The woodhen, a flightless bird of New Zealand.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
weka
Plural:
wekas

Origin of weka

  • Maori

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