There are 2 main definitions of mako in English:

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mako 1

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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with mako

Arco, Gran Chaco

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mako 2

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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