- any of several large, flightless New Zealand rails of the genus Gallirallus.
Origin of weka
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I really believe the great desire of Brisk's life was to catch a weka.
He now had a collection of eggs of all birds which nest on the island, with the exception of the weka and the tern.The Home of the Blizzard
Brisk, too, blundered after them, but I had no fear of his destroying the charm of the day by taking even a weka's life.
I looked round, and there was a weka bent on thoroughly investigating the intruder into its domain.Station Life in New Zealand
- any flightless New Zealand rail of the genus Gallirallus, having a mottled brown plumage and rudimentary wingsAlso: Māori hen, wood hen