weka

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we·ka

 (wē′kə, wā′-)
n.
A flightless rail (Gallirallus australis) of New Zealand, having mottled brown plumage and short legs.

[Maori.]

weka

(ˈweɪkə; ˈwiːkə)
n
(Animals) any flightless New Zealand rail of the genus Gallirallus, having a mottled brown plumage and rudimentary wings. Also: Māori hen or wood hen
[C19: from Māori, of imitative origin]
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Noun1.weka - flightless New Zealand rail of thievish disposition having short wings each with a spur used in fightingweka - flightless New Zealand rail of thievish disposition having short wings each with a spur used in fighting
rail - any of numerous widely distributed small wading birds of the family Rallidae having short wings and very long toes for running on soft mud
Gallirallus, genus Gallirallus - rails of New Zealand