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paua

[pou-uh] /ˈpaʊ ə/
noun
1.
a large, edible abalone of New Zealand, Haliotis iris, the shell of which is used in making jewelry.
Origin of paua
1810-1820
Borrowed into English from Maori around 1810-20
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paua

/ˈpɑːʊɑ/
noun
1.
an edible abalone, Haliotis iris, of New Zealand, having an iridescent shell used esp for jewellery
Word Origin
from Māori
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