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A large, rare flightless rail with bluish-black and olive-green plumage and a large red bill, found in mountain grassland in New Zealand.
- ‘Wouldn't it be great if kiwi, takahe and other native birds could one day be that abundant?’
- ‘The takahe, once thought extinct, now has a population of 120 birds.’
- ‘Some birds compensate for a lack of structural modification to the intestinal tract by consuming large quantities of grass e.g., ducks, geese and the takahe.’
- ‘Within an hour, the mountains, grasslands, kiwis, takahes, and other wonders I want so much to see were hundreds of miles behind us.’
- ‘It's a takahe, an extraordinary, huge flightless gallinule long believed to be extinct until rediscovered in a remote mountain range 50 years ago.’
Mid 19th century: from Maori.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.