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toea

[toi-uh]
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noun, plural toe·a, toe·as.
  1. a bronze coin and monetary unit of Papua New Guinea, the 100th part of a kina.
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Historical Examples

  • Mr. Barradas opened the tierce of tobacco, and Pan and Toea and I dug out the nasty sticky layers with sheath knives.

    Edward Barry

    Louis Becke

  • After supper she and Toea were taken on shore, and at once went to Velo's house (which was that formerly occupied by Barry).

    Edward Barry

    Louis Becke

  • Old Roku, the father of Toea, stood quietly holding the staff of his spear and awaiting her reply.

    Edward Barry

    Louis Becke

  • Toea would go with her mistress to Sydney and remain with her for perhaps a year or more.

    Edward Barry

    Louis Becke


British Dictionary definitions for toea

toea

noun plural toea
  1. a monetary unit of Papua New Guinea, worth one-hundredth of a kina
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Word Origin

from a Papuan language
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