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weta

/ˈwɛtə/
noun
1.
any of various wingless insects of the family Stenopelmatidae of New Zealand, with long spiny legs
Word Origin
Māori
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  • When the head of a weta, grasshopper, or cockroach is removed from the body and boiled for a few minutes in a 10 per cent.

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