Definition of moki-mok in English:

moki-mok

noun

NZ
  • The New Zealand bellbird, Anthornis melanura (family Meliphagidae).

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in New Zealand Journal Science. Variant of makomako, with assimilation to mock on the mistaken assumption that the bird is a mimic.

Pronunciation

moki-mok

/ˈmɒkɪmɒk/