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Noun: maori hen
  1. Flightless New Zealand rail of thievish disposition having short wings each with a spur used in fighting
    - weka, wood hen
Noun: Maori  maw-(u-)ree
  1. The Oceanic language spoken by the Maori in New Zealand
    - Maori language
  2. An ethnic minority of Polynesian and Melanesian descent who speak Maori and live in New Zealand

Derived forms: Maoris

Type of: Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, ethnic minority, Oceanic, rail

Part of: Gallirallus, genus Gallirallus

Encyclopedia: Maori hen