[ pou-uh ]
/ ˈpaʊ ə /
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a large, edible abalone of New Zealand, Haliotis iris, the shell of which is used in making jewelry.
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Origin of paua
Borrowed into English from Maori around 1810–20
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How to use paua in a sentence
Then it was that he went mad, for he took up a heavy paua stick and struck me twice on the arm.
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British Dictionary definitions for paua
/ (ˈpɑːʊɑ) /
an edible abalone, Haliotis iris, of New Zealand, having an iridescent shell used esp for jewellery
Word Origin for paua
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