Definition of Kahawai

1. a large fish [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kahawai

kagool
kagools
kagos
kagoul
kagoule
kagoules
kagouls
kagu
kaguan
kaguans
kagus
kahal
kahals
kahau
kahaus
kahawai (current term)
kahawais
kahikatea
kahikateas
kahlerite
kahuna
kahunas
kahweol
kai
kai-lan
kai apple
kaiak
kaiaked
kaiaking
kaiaks

Literary usage of Kahawai

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Parliamentary Debates: Official Report by Northern Ireland Parliament. House of Commons (1884)
"Especially was this the case with respect to the kahawai. In order to get this fish now, they had to go to Kaipara Harbour. Ho attributed tho scarcity of ..."

2. Te Ika a Maui: or, New Zealand and its inhabitants. Illustrating the origin by Richard Taylor (1855)
"He wahine ki uta, he kahawai ki roto ki te wai. A woman on shore; a kahawai in the sea.—The kahawai is a fish which is very particular in selecting the hook ..."

3. Te Ika a Maui: Or, New Zealand and Its Inhabitants. Illustrating the Orgin by Richard Taylor (1870)
"He wahine ki uta, ho kahawai ki roto ki te wai. A woman on shore ; a kahawai in the sea.—The kahawai is a fish which is very particular in selecting the ..."

4. Handbook of the Fishes of New Zealand by R. A. A. Sherrin (1886)
"kahawai is one of the early fishes in spring, at which season it follows ... The kahawai appears to be a migratory fish, avoiding only that portion of the ..."

5. Fishing and Sea-foods of the Ancient Maori by Augustus Hamilton (1908)
"The sand was the mauri of the kahawai. When Ati-awa migrated to Port Nicholson (Wellington) first there were no kahawai there, but they sent back ..."

6. The Journal of the Polynesian Society by Polynesian Society (N.Z.) (1906)
"Here, however, he fared badly, for the kahawai not only repeated his original statement, but also indicated where the stone was hidden. ..."

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