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tarakihi Line breaks: tara|kihi
Pronunciation: /ˌtarəˈkiːhi/

Definition of tarakihi in English:


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
Example sentences
  • Although this method is often used with whole small oily fish such as sardines, I prefer to eat boned fillets of a small flavoursome fish such as tarakihi, gurnard or trevally.
  • My hubby chose the fish of the day Thai spiced tarakihi with lemon butter and capers plus vegetables - a tasty meld of broccoli, beans, carrots and cauliflower.
  • This sizzling platter featured a combination of marinated king prawns, tarakihi, scallops and squid with garlic and pepper sauce plus vegetables - it was utterly delicious and I definitely have a mind for more.


Late 19th century: from Maori.

Words that rhyme with tarakihi

towhee • takahe
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