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paua

Pronunciation: /ˈpaʊə; ˈpɑːwə/

Translation of paua in Spanish:

noun/nombre

(New Zealand/Nueva Zelanda) [Cookery/Cocina] [Zoology/Zoología]
  • 1 (edible mollusc) abulón (masculine); oreja (feminine) marina or de mar; loco (masculine) (Chile)
    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.
  • 2 (mollusc shell) concha (feminine) de abulón or oreja marina or loco
    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.

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