Definition of Pukeko

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of p?keko) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pukeko

1. a New Zealand wading bird [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pukeko

puissant
puissantly
puissantness
puja
pujah
pujahs
pujari
pujas
puka
pukas
puke
puke up
puked
pukeface
pukefaces
pukeko (current term)
pukekos
puker
pukers
pukes
pukey
pukin'
puking
pukka
puku
pukus
pul
pula
pulas
pulasan

Literary usage of Pukeko

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1. Adventure in New Zealand from 1839 to 1844: With Some Account of the by Edward Jerningham Wakefield, Robert Stout (1908)
"... or sweet potato—Melons—-Coast—Waikanae—Village of the Whan- ganui chief—pukeko shooting—Native houses—Night alarm— Whalers and natives at ..."

2. Adventure in New Zealand by Edward Jerningham Wakefield (1845)
"... or sweet potato—Melons—Coast—Waikanae—Village of the Wanganui chief—pukeko shooting—Native houses —Night alarm—Whalers and natives at ..."

3. Sport in New Zealand by Montagu Cradock (1904)
"pukeko SHOOTING. The pukeko, or 'swamp turkey' or 'swamp hen,' as he is variously named, but whether correctly or not I cannot say. ..."

4. The Journal of the Polynesian Society by Polynesian Society (N.Z.) (1905)
"... in a kindly spirit, and shortly after set out for Wai-o-hau on vengeance intent. After the war party had started, a certain man of the Ngati-pukeko ..."

5. The Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary by Edward Tregear (1891)
"pukeko (pukeko), the name ... who on his way to heaven met the pukeko coming down — AHM, i. 52. 2. A wounded man. 3. Old fruit of the previous year. ..."

6. The Journal of the Polynesian Society by Polynesian Society (N.Z.) (1920)
"Tama had a son born there called pukeko, who was the ancestor of Ngati-pukeko of those parts ; hence it is that the tribes of Whakatane claim relationships ..."

7. The Boy Colonists ; Or, Eight Years of Colonial Life in Otago, New Zealand by Ernest Simeon Elwell (1878)
"Besides the pukeko, Ernest found another bird in the lagoons very like the pukeko in ... Both this bird and the pukeko were generally called moor-hens. ..."

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