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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
  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