Definition of tarakihi in English:


Line breaks: tara|kihi
Pronunciation: /ˌtarəˈkiːhi, ˌtarəˈkiː/

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  • A silver marine fish with a black band behind the head, related to the morwong and caught for food off the coasts of New Zealand.
    • Cheilodactylus macropterus, family Cheilodactylidae


late 19th century: from Maori.

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