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  • noun A species of large flightless bird in the Rallidae family, endemic to New Zealand.

Etymologies

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Borrowing from Maori.

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  • Rediscovered birds! They remind me of my great-grandmother's upholstery.

    August 12, 2008

  • Don't look now, she, but I think they are your great-grandmother's upholstery.

    August 12, 2008