- a cupronickel coin, paper money, and monetary unit of Botswana, equal to 100 thebe: replaced the rand in 1976.
- a seaport in W Croatia, on the Istrian Peninsula.
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Examples from the Web for pula
Their money, the pula, is worth more than the money of South Africa.TV's New Mystery Woman
March 19, 2009
The word Pulayan is said to be derived from pula, meaning pollution.Castes and Tribes of Southern India
Pula ang ilubag sa tungug, Mangrove bark gives off a red color.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan
John U. Wolff
When on the summit, he raises his rod heavenward, and calls "Pula ha-e-na a bolokue" (Rain come down and save us).Basutoland
- the standard monetary unit of Botswana, divided into 100 thebe
- a port in NW Croatia at the S tip of the Istrian Peninsula: made a Roman military base in 178 bc; became the main Austro-Hungarian naval station and passed to Italy in 1919, to Yugoslavia in 1947, and is now in independent Croatia. Pop: 67 000 (2007 est)Latin name: Pietas Julia (paɪˈɛɪtæs ˈjuːlɪə) Italian name: Pola