What does the word maori mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A Polynesian native of New Zealand.

Usage examples for maori

  1. And she answered, " Yes," and she rose up in the water as beautiful as the wild white hawk, and stepped upon the edge of the bath as the shy white crane; and he threw garments over her and took her, and they proceeded to his house, and reposed there; and thenceforth, according to the ancient laws of the Maori, they were man and wife. – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  2. A Chinese lady binds her feet, and an American her waist; a Maori woman slits her nose, and an English belle pierces her ears. – Kalitan, Our Little Alaskan Cousin by Mary F. Nixon-Roulet
  3. A Maori myth is very like a Greek myth. – Modern Mythology by Andrew Lang