from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large, edible abalone, Haliotis iris, native to New Zealand, whose shell is used to make jewelry.
- n. The shell of this mollusc.
- n. A fish hook made from this shell.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Maori name of the mutton-fish: also used as the name for Maori fish-hooks, made of the paua-shell, the same word being adopted for fish, shell, and hook.
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