noun plural kokiri

a rough-skinned New Zealand triggerfish, Parika scaber, known also as leatherjacketSee leatherjacket (def. 2)
a Māori self-help group providing training and support in the community

Word Origin for kokiri

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Examples from the Web for kokiri

Historical Examples of kokiri

  • They hold in their hands some reeds to represent darts or kokiri.

    Old New Zealand

    Earl of Pembroke.

  • A wild yell with a wilder volley answered my shot, and the line made a kokiri (short charge) in my direction.