Definition of Tarakihi

1. Noun. A fish, ''Nemadactylus macropterus'', between 30 and 60 centimeters long and found off the coast of Australia and South America. ¹



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Definition of Tarakihi

1. an Australasian food fish [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tarakihi

tar paper
tar papers
tar pit
tar sand
tar sands
tar with the same brush
tara
tara vine
tarabish
taradiddle
taradiddles
tarahumara frog
tarakihi (current term)
tarakihis
tarama
taramas
taramasalata
taramellite
taramite
taramosalata
taranabant
taranakite
tarand
tarands
taranis
tarantas
tarantases

Literary usage of Tarakihi

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1. The Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary by Edward Tregear (1891)
"A locust or cicada (also Ta- tarakihi) : Be mano te ... kei te tarakihi—PM, 177. Cf. tara, to chirp like a grasshopper ; kihi, to hiss ; sibilant. ..."

2. Handbook of the Fishes of New Zealand by R. A. A. Sherrin (1886)
"Throughout the whole year the tarakihi may be caught with the hook in 10 to 25 ... The tarakihi is found in the Tasmanian waters, where it is known as the ..."

3. New Zealand: Her Commerce and Resources by Gildroy W. Griffin (1884)
"Of thirty-three sea fishes that are used as food in New Zealand, the hapuku, tarakihi, trevally, moki, ana, ..."

4. The Journal of the Polynesian Society by Polynesian Society (N.Z.) (1901)
"... -tarakihi and others. But the power of Ngati-Ira was destroyed, and they were finally forced to seek other lands wherein to found new homes. ..."

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