Definition of hapuku in English:

hapuku

noun

NZ
  • A wreckfish (family Polyprionidae); (now) specifically Polyprion oxygeneios, a large perciform food fish found off New Zealand and other coasts of southern waters.

Origin

Early 19th century. From Maori hāpuku, whāpuku groper.

Pronunciation

hapuku

/hɑːˈpʊkə/