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paua

División en sílabas: pau·a
Pronunciación: /ˈpouə
 
/

Definición de paua en inglés:

sustantivo

New Zealand
1A large edible abalone (mollusk).
Example sentences
  • The rocks there abound with crayfish, paua, mussels, kina, maomao and snapper.
  • Some people go diving and catch crayfish and occasionally paua.
  • Wild pigs, crayfish and paua were plentiful and used to supplement the food supply.
1.1The ornamental shell of this.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origen

mid 19th century: from Maori.

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