paua

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Maori pāua.

Noun[edit]

paua (plural pauas or paua)

  1. A large, edible abalone, Haliotis iris, native to New Zealand, whose shell is used to make jewelry.
  2. The shell of this mollusc.
  3. A fish hook made from this shell.