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hoka

/ˈhɒkɑː/
noun (pl) hoka
1.
(NZ) another name for red cod
Word Origin
Māori
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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