Definition of patiki in US English:

patiki

noun

NZ
  • Any of several flatfishes found in the coastal waters of New Zealand; specifically the commercially important common or sand flounder, Rhombosolea plebeia (family Pleuronectidae), which is greenish brown or greyish above (also called dab, plaice).

Origin

Mid 19th century. From Maori pātiki.

Pronunciation

patiki

/ˈpɑːtɪki/