Meaning of kahawai in English:

kahawai

Pronunciation /ˈkɑːwʌɪ/

nounplural noun kahawai

New Zealand term for "Australian salmon" (see salmon (sense 2))
‘The mighty hunter brought back a kahawai and a snapper for tea.’
  • ‘If kahawai is not introduced into the quota management system on 1 October 2004, it will not be managed in order to ensure sustainability.’
  • ‘Once, Robert, with the two Rutland boys aboard, came across a circling kahawai doing just that.’
  • ‘I suggest to the member that he await the decision on the kahawai quota and its introduction to the quota management system in about 6 weeks' time.’
  • ‘If fishers have a quota for kahawai, tuna, or something like that, it is very unlikely to be affected by a marine farm.’

Origin

Maori.