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puka

[ poo-kuh ]
/ ˈpu kə /
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noun
a small white shell found on Pacific, especially Hawaiian, beaches and strung in clusters to make necklaces.
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Origin of puka

First recorded in 1970–75; of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for puka

puka
/ (ˈpuːkɑː) /

noun plural puka
NZ another name for broadleaf (def. 2)

Word Origin for puka

Māori
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