from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of pūkeko.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The purple coot, or water-hen, Porphyrio melanotus, of New Zealand.


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  • There was a popular free sampling of non-protected pukeko - described as tasting like a cross between wild pork and venison - from a local cull. - Stuff

  • The festival will be offering free samples of pukeko from a cull of the birds on the West Coast where they are considered a pest by some farmers and landowners. - Stuff

  • If you fancy a taste of pukeko swamp hen, known to many Kiwis for its often-fatal motorway incursions, head to the Wild Foods Festival in Hokitika next month. - Stuff

  • She said every year pukeko were culled on the Coast because of the damage they did to grain and vegetable crops. - Stuff

  • It is a flightless bird similar to a pukeko that lives in the grasslands of alpine areas.



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