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hoka

noun plural hoka
  1. NZ another name for red cod
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Word Origin

Māori
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Historical Examples

  • It was a Corsican who had years before called him cochon sauvage—coçon chauvage, as Hoka mispronounced it.

    In the South Seas

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • I was one day talking by the wayside with my friend Hoka, when I perceived his eyes suddenly to flash and his stature to swell.

    In the South Seas

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Hoka, on one of his visits, fell suddenly in a brooding silence, and presently after left the ship with cold formality.

    In the South Seas

    Robert Louis Stevenson