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A flightless rail (Gallirallus australis) of New Zealand, having mottled brown plumage and short legs.
(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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|Noun||1.||weka - 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