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paua

[ pou-uh ]

noun

  1. a large, edible abalone of New Zealand, Haliotis iris, the shell of which is used in making jewelry.


paua

/ ˈpɑːʊɑ /

noun

  1. an edible abalone, Haliotis iris, of New Zealand, having an iridescent shell used esp for jewellery


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Word History and Origins

Origin of paua1

Borrowed into English from Maori around 1810–20

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Word History and Origins

Origin of paua1

from Māori

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Example Sentences

Then it was that he went mad, for he took up a heavy paua stick and struck me twice on the arm.

Paua was later made a general in consideration of his valuable services!

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