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puka

[poo-kuh] /ˈpu kə/
noun
1.
a small white shell found on Pacific, especially Hawaiian, beaches and strung in clusters to make necklaces.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; of uncertain origin
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  • Platform shoes, puka shells, leisure suits-sneak a peek at the clothes your parents are trying to forget.
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puka

/ˈpuːkɑː/
noun (pl) puka
1.
(NZ) another name for broadleaf (sense 2)
Word Origin
Māori
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