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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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Boracay is home to the puka shell, a unique shell to which one of the famous beaches was named after-the Puka Shell Beach.
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.
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.
The pro in question, Tom Lehman, added a bizarre accessory: one of his kids gave him a puka shell necklace, and he wore it.
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.
Lim of the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB), to Boracay to assess the population of the Puka shell, flying fox bats and other species, whose population on the island have been observed to be dwindling over the past several years.
Sampulna directed the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office in Aklan to verify a report of the group Friends of the Flying Foxes (FFF) that an area near the Puka Shell beach in the village of Yapak was cleared by a private developer.
Lervik said the Puka shell beach should also be protected as more tourists have been drawn to the area due to its natural beauty and pristine beach.
ILOILO CITY -- The construction of a posh resort near what environment advocates said is the only untouched portion of Boracay, Puka Shell Beach, will remain suspended until issues had been resolved over its application for an environmental compliance certificate (ECC), according to both the developer and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
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.
The project has drawn controversy because it is being constructed adjacent to Puka Shell Beach in Yapak.