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- n. spirit, monster in Maori mythology, especially one that dwells in the water
- n. a person who embodies the spirit of a taniwha
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mythical Maori monster of some kind, especially a water-monster, often described as a huge fish of hideous aspect.
From Maori (Wiktionary)