Definition of paua in English:
1.1The shell of the paua, used to make jewellery, ornaments, etc.
- One strikingly beautiful gown is made of bubble wrap and organza, and another pairs paua shells and feathers.
- The Maori elements are to be found in the bands of symmetrically ordered paua shell inlay, a customary ceremonial and artistic material.
- They were made by her brothers and sisters with paua and handmade paper.
Mid 19th century: from Maori.
Definition of paua in:
- US English dictionary
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