- NZ a legendary Māori monster
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Examples from the Web for taniwha
Take care, the pakeha is a taniwha; the pakeha is a tino tangata!
But they had mistaken the meaning of the monster review of the Taniwha.
After this little Taniwha went on shore, bearing with him his precious nail.The Long White Cloud
William Pember Reeves
At last it was decided that there was no possible doubt that the taniwha of the river had seized Te Maire and drowned him.
There must, of course, be a reason, for no taniwha of any repute would take such an extreme step without some good cause.