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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.
Lim said there is also a need to address the illegal collection and overharvesting of puka shells in the area.
They are shards of broken glassware polished by the action of water through the years, like puka shells smoothened by the sea.
My first show was Nepcon West in Anaheim, CA, in the heyday of booth babes, leisure suits, chest hair and puka shells.
Trips there for work and play have inspired my affection for puka shells, palm trees, and mai tais.
I get off at Concord, no place to sit down, clock says my watch is slow, lots of motorcycles in the parking lot, voice on the speaker system says don't ride bike on the platform, crowd begins to thin out, I find a bench, old men still wear puka shells out here, women in pastel pantsuits, that's a shopping mall a block away,
The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel will celebrate its 40th anniversary next year, and although competing resorts now string south along the Kohala Coast like puka shells in a bracelet, it still maintains a marvelous sense of seclusion.
Puka shells and fragments of Puka shells make up substantially the sands in Puka Beach and responsible for insulating the sand.