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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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I sported a golden tan, requisite two-day stubble beard, mirror aviator shades, and a puka shell necklace.
Our boat tour took us around the bone-shaped island where we stopped twice - once to go scuba diving and the second to relish the super soft sand and stunning rock formations of Puka Shell Beach.
He was the highest paid concert performer of the day, he broke box office records wherever he went, sold over 20 million records, received 18 gold and platinum records, and graced everything from lunch boxes to puka shell jewelry with sales in the billions of dollars, with a fan club membership that exceeded those of the Beatles and Elvis.
Mervyn's California stores have bought so heavily into the tropical trend that they've created a special Hula Hut department to cater to island interests, says company spokeswoman Abigail Jacobs, who adds that besides clothing for the entire family, shoppers can find puka shell necklaces and surfboard amulets, as well as hibiscus-print housewares.
Whalen said he had his red T-shirt to wear - standard garb for Taylor - and grabbed at his puka shell necklace, which matches one worn by Taylor.
My first show was Nepcon West in Anaheim, CA, in the heyday of booth babes, leisure suits, chest hair and puka shells.