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Meaning of "takahe" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TAKAHE

From Māori, of imitative origin.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TAKAHE

takahe  [ˈtɑːkəˌhiː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TAKAHE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Takahe is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TAKAHE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

takahe

Takahē

The Takahē, Notornis, or South Island Takahē is a flightless bird indigenous to New Zealand and belonging to the rail family. It was thought to be extinct after the last four known specimens were taken in 1898. However, after a carefully planned search effort the bird was rediscovered by Geoffrey Orbell near Lake Te Anau in the Murchison Mountains, South Island, on 20 November 1948. The specific scientific name commemorates the Austrian geologist Ferdinand von Hochstetter.

Definition of takahe in the English dictionary

The definition of takahe in the dictionary is a very rare flightless New Zealand rail, Notornis mantelli.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TAKAHE


ahi
ˈɑːhiː
bahuvrihi
ˌbɑːhuːˈvriːhiː
bohea
bəʊˈhiː
he
hiː
he-he
ˈhiːˈhiː
hee-hee
hɪˈhiː
kamahi
ˈkɑːmɑːhiː
karuhiruhi
kɑːruːhiːruːhiː
kokowai
ˈkɒkɒˌwɑːhiː
mokihi
ˈmɒkiːhiː
pakahi
ˈpɑːkəhiː
pakihi
ˈpɑːkiːhiː
satyagrahi
ˈsʌtjəˌɡrʌhiː
spahee
ˈspɑːhiː
spahi
ˈspɑːhiː
tarakihi
ˈtærəˌkiːhiː
te-hee
ˈtiːˈhiː
tee-hee
ˈtiːˈhiː
terakihi
ˌtɛrəˈkiːhiː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TAKAHE

taka
takable
Takamatsu
Takao
take
take a bow
take a dim view of
take a leaf out of someone´s book
take a person to the cleaners
take a powder
take a punt at
take a rain check
take a risk
take a running jump
take a whizz
take aback
take account of
take advantage of
take after
take against

WORDS THAT END LIKE TAKAHE

affiche
all the
apache
avalanche
bouche
Brahe
breathe
cache
Christophe
douche
fiche
gauche
headache
mache
Manche
Marche
microfiche
niche
she
the

Synonyms and antonyms of takahe in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «takahe» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TAKAHE

Find out the translation of takahe to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of takahe from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «takahe» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

takahe
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

takahe
570 millions of speakers

English

takahe
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

takahe
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

takahe
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Takahe
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

takahe
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

takahe
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

takahe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Takahe
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

takahe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

タカヘ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

takahe
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Takahe
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

takahe
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

takahe
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Takhhe
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

takahe
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

takahe
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Takahe
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Takahe
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

takahe
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Takahe
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

takahe
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

takahe
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

takahe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of takahe

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TAKAHE»

The term «takahe» is normally little used and occupies the 120.121 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TAKAHE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about takahe

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TAKAHE»

Discover the use of takahe in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to takahe and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Endangered Wildlife and Plants of the World
(60-65 cm) Weight: Unknown Clutch size: 2 eggs Incubation: 30 days Diet: Insects, plant shoots, fern rhizomes Habitat: Montane forests and grassy meadows Range: Murchison and Kepler Mountains of South Island, New Zealand The takahe ...
‎2001
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Takahe
DID YOU KNOW that takahe have been thought to be extinct two times? Or that there's a place in New Zealand called Takahe Valley?
Jenny Jones, 2006
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International Wildlife Encyclopedia: Sweetfish - tree snake
The takahe is the largest living rail. Once widespread on New Zealand's North and South Islands, today it is limited to mountains on South Island and four island sanctuaries. TAKAHE The takahe feeds on snow-grass, using its strong pink.
‎2002
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Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand
There are a number of tussock species in lowland open habitats and forest margins which may have supported takahe without necessarily having been ideal food for them during the Holocene. For example, takahe in Northland could have fed ...
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Flightless Birds
South Island Takahe (Notornis mantelli hochstetteri) The takahe is the most impressive member of the rail family, a gallinule that lost its ability to fly long ago and grew very large, due to its formerly secure habitat and the lack of predation and ...
Clive Roots, 2006
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Conservation Biology and Applied Zooarchaeology
An excellent example concerns the conservation of the takahe (Porphyrio hochstetteri). takahe are large flightless rails that were believed to be extinct until their rediscovery in the subalpine tussockland of the murchison mountains of Fiordland ...
Steve Wolverton, R. Lee Lyman, 2012
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New Zealand Journal of Zoology
DENIS R. BODY Applied Biochemistry Division Department of Scientific and Industrial Research Private Bag, Palmerston North, New Zealand Abstract Chemical and physical characteristics of infertile takahe eggs, 1 laid by a wild bird and 3 ...
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Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand
(1984) to mean that takahe were closely adapted to Pleistocene grasslands. Beauchamp and Worthy (1988) documented the wide distribution of takahe in lowland fossil sites, and concluded that, during the Holocene, the species was ...
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New Boots in New Zealand: Nine Great Walks, Three Islands ...
I peer into the luscious enclosure of the takahe. One hobbles over and goes to sleep near my feet. The takahe was designed by a small child with a pack of crayons. Its body is slightly too round, like most things drawn with thick pens by small, ...
Gillian Orrell, 2012
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New Zealand
The takahe For half a century the flightless blue-green takahe (Notornis mantelli) was thought to be extinct. These plump, turkey-like birds - close relatives of the ubiquitous pukeko - were once common throughout New Zealand. By the time ...
Laura Harper, Tony Mudd, Paul Whitfield, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TAKAHE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term takahe is used in the context of the following news items.
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Cute takahe chick steals the show
A cute takahe chick stole the show today as Motutapu island celebrated 21 years of volunteer conservation work. The months-old chick, which has yet to be ... «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»
2
Booster shot after Tawharanui takahe dies
After the death of a critically endangered takahe at Tawharanui Open Sanctuary the remaining birds were rounded up for check ups and booster shots. «Stuff.co.nz, Jun 15»
3
New home for pair of rare takahe
Two 18-month-old takahe are exploring their new home on an island in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf after being air-lifted from a South Island sanctuary for critically ... «New Zealand Herald, May 15»
4
Takahe to be released on Rotorua Island
The takahe is the world's largest living rail and there are only 270 left in the world. A rare chance to see the release of endangered takahe on Rotorua Island is ... «Auckland stuff.co.nz, May 15»
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Stork brings new takahe to Motutapu
It is the first takahe to be born on the island, which conservationists said was huge news for the fragile species. Twenty of the critically endangered birds were ... «Radio New Zealand, Mar 15»
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Tawharanui gets two new takahe
One of the two takahe is released into his new home at Tawharanui Regional Park. Photo: Justine Sanderson, TOSSI. Two new endangered takahe have joined ... «The Aucklander, Mar 15»
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Taupō golf course becomes luxury retirement home for takahe
Critically endangered takahē have a new retirement home in Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary thanks to work undertaken by its bird-loving owner, Gary Lane, to secure ... «Scoop.co.nz, Mar 15»
8
Takahe thrive in record breeding year
Mitre 10 is involved in the takahe programme and the chain's marketing manager Dave Elliott says it has now built 23 pens at Burwood for breeding pairs. «3News NZ, Mar 15»
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Troublesome takahe: Motutapu is Alcatraz for Peti crim
Peti the takahe will join 17 others of her breed on Motutapu Island in the Hauraki Gulf. She's shown the slick skills of famed prison escaper George Wilder in ... «New Zealand Herald, Feb 15»
10
Takahe and pukeko have genetic links to Africa, Australia
Massey University researchers have analysed DNA from swamphens, which include both takahe and pukeko, to understand how the iconic New Zealand birds ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jan 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Takahe [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/takahe>. Nov 2019 ».
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