toea

[ toi-uh ]
/ ˈtɔɪ ə /

noun, plural toe·a, toe·as.

a bronze coin and monetary unit of Papua New Guinea, the 100th part of a kina.
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Examples from the Web for toea

  • Old Roku, the father of Toea, stood quietly holding the staff of his spear and awaiting her reply.

    Edward Barry|Louis Becke
  • After supper she and Toea were taken on shore, and at once went to Velo's house (which was that formerly occupied by Barry).

    Edward Barry|Louis Becke
  • Toea would go with her mistress to Sydney and remain with her for perhaps a year or more.

    Edward Barry|Louis Becke
  • Mr. Barradas opened the tierce of tobacco, and Pan and Toea and I dug out the nasty sticky layers with sheath knives.

    Edward Barry|Louis Becke

British Dictionary definitions for toea

toea
/ (ˈtəʊɑː) /

noun plural toea

a monetary unit of Papua New Guinea, worth one-hundredth of a kina

Word Origin for toea

from a Papuan language
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