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puka

(ˈpuːkɑː)
n, pl puka
(Plants) NZ another name for broadleaf2
[Māori]
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Noun1.puka - South American shrub or small tree having long shining evergreen leaves and panicles of green or yellow flowers
genus Griselinia, Griselinia - evergreen shrubs of New Zealand and South America
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2.puka - small roundheaded New Zealand tree having large resinous leaves and panicles of green-white flowers
genus Meryta, Meryta - small to medium evergreen dioecious trees of oceanic climates: puka
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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She cited the presence of puka shells, which is unique to Boracay.
Boracay is home to the puka shell, a unique shell to which one of the famous beaches was named after-the Puka Shell Beach.
Last week, demolition teams mobilized by the local government also removed structures at Puka Beach, previously considered the remaining unpopulated beach on the island.
This concept is related to what character educators refer to as the interdependence of moral and performance character (Baehr, 2013; Berkowitz & Puka, 2009; Seider et al.
The film takes place in 2002 and 2003, and the era specifics embroider the details on the tapestry of time and place that Gerwig has woven - the invasion of Iraq on the news, ska music, puka shell necklaces, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, flared jeans.
Sin puka (Son of the Regiment), Belgrade: Novo pokoljenje.
Christopher Quick was the Thinkvans hero with a hat-trick, which was added to by brother Nathan Quick and Liam Puka.
This meeting will be followed by similar ones in other cities of the country, such as Shkodra, Puka, Tirana, Elbasan, Pogradec, Vlora, Gjirokastra, Saranda, and Fier.
However, scholars continue to see the value in parsing character into these categories, especially noting that some characters strengths (particularly performance and intellectual character strengths), need not be put towards moral ends (Baehr, 2011; Berkowitz & Puka, 2009; Seider, 2012).
Puka, "Transmuted Pareto distribution," ProbStat Forum, vol.
I sported a golden tan, requisite two-day stubble beard, mirror aviator shades, and a puka shell necklace.