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[toi-uh] /ˈtɔɪ ə/
noun, plural toea, toeas.
a bronze coin and monetary unit of Papua New Guinea, the 100th part of a kina. Unabridged
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  • 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
  • toea would go with her mistress to Sydney and remain with her for perhaps a year or more.

    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
  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for toea


noun (pl) toea
a monetary unit of Papua New Guinea, worth one-hundredth of a kina
Word Origin
from a Papuan language
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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