There are 2 definitions of mako in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːkəʊ
 
, ˈmeɪkəʊ
 
/
(also mako shark)

noun (plural makos)

  • A large fast-moving oceanic shark with a deep blue back and white underparts.
    • Genus Isurus, family Lamnidae: two species
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    • Further studies are needed on other species such as the great white, mako and oceanic whitetip.
    • He says even anglers who fish specifically for sharks often confuse porbeagles with mako sharks and other species.
    • I think that the most disturbing fact is the noticeable decrease in the numbers of blue and mako sharks in our waters.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Maori.

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Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea

There are 2 definitions of mako in English:

mako2

Line breaks: mako
Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːkəʊ
 
, ˈmakəʊ
 
/

noun (plural makos)

  • A small New Zealand tree which bears large clusters of pink flowers followed by dark red berries. Also called wineberry.
    • Aristotelia racemosa, family Elaeocarpaceae

Origin

mid 19th century: from Maori.

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Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea