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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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Somewhere within the island of Boracay, there is another white sand beach called Puka, named for the numerous puka shells you find in its shores.
Cimatu said the restoration of the island's biodiversity will continue starting with seeding Puka Beach with more puka shells and investigating why the number of flying foxes and bats has decreased on the island.
The natural habitats of Puka shells, nesting grounds of marine turtles, and roosting grounds of flying foxes or fruit bats have been damaged and/or destroyed; and
Cimatu said the measure particularly aims to promote the breeding of marine turtles, fruit bats or flying foxes, puka shells and marine corals, the numbers of which, he said, have significantly declined due to high tourist activity in the area.
My first show was Nepcon West in Anaheim, CA, in the heyday of booth babes, leisure suits, chest hair and puka shells. In those days one couldn't always be sure whether it was the equipment, the material or the chemical that was the primary object, or service, being marketed and, ahem, sold.
Trips there for work and play have inspired my affection for puka shells, palm trees, and mai tais.
(Training in meditation, the act of noticing your own mind as it thinks, is helpful.) , 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,
No, not puka shells. She's looking for holes in Hawaii's workforce--fields in which jobs aren't being filled fast enough, because of the lack of skilled workers.
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.
She cited the presence of puka shells, which is unique to Boracay.