Definition of puka in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpuːkə/
(also puka shell, pooka)


A small spiral shell typically strung with others to make necklaces or bracelets.
Example sentences
  • A true metalsmith, she crafts pieces that are simple but can easily be dressed up for your next luau: the winsome puka shell necklace; the delicate heart-shaped earrings; or the sweet dome rings inlaid with tiny stars.
  • He's got light brown hair, is really tan, tall, has a white puka shell necklace.
  • He had a white puka shell necklace on with light green flame swim trunks and that was it.


Hawaiian, literally 'hole'.

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