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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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In addition, Yapak Beach or Puka Shell Beach, the second largest beach in Boracay named after the prevalent white puka seashells, also ranked 25th on the list.
Their mission was clear and well pronounced: Save Boracay's threatened species-the marine turtles that nest on its beaches, the puka shell that makes Puka Shell Beach sands uniquely cool, the long-tailed macaque, the migratory birds, and Boracay's other tourist attraction, such as the bats, the flying foxes or fruit bats, and their smaller cousins, the insect bats.
possibly the most beautiful beach in Asia." Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) of Boracay Island also took the 25th spot.
The Puka shell necklace I've been so keen on is going to have to wait until next year - surfer chic doesn't look cute in autumn.
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.
Boracay's claim to fame in the late '60s and early '70s was not as a destination but as a source of the fashionable puka shell. I remember taking a bagful of puka necklaces and bracelets with me when I toured Europe in the '70s as part of a university troupe.
At the time, Cruz recounted, people went to puka shell beach in Yapak - one of three barangays that comprise Boracay - to look for shells that 'Liz Taylor had made popular when she wore it.'
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.
The secretary said protecting the country's rich biodiversity is important because of their many benefits, such as the shells that make the Puka Shell Beach unique and special.
Also to be protected with the declaration of the BICH are unique beaches like the Puka Shell Beach, several nesting marine turtles (hawksbill and green turtles) species, and several puka shells like spider shell, lambis and dupella snail.