paua

[pou-uh]

Origin of paua

Borrowed into English from Maori around 1810–20
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British Dictionary definitions for paua

paua

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

Word Origin for paua

from Māori
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