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1. Same as pāpaua, a clam. (PPN paasua, PCP pa(a)(s)ua.)

2. n. A rare crab.

3. n. A variety of taro, extinct in Kona and Kāʻū, Hawaiʻi; petiole dark-green, becoming whitish above; corm white, long-keeping. E ʻai ana ʻoe i ka poi paua o Ke-āiwa, you are eating the paua poi of Ke-āiwa [the very best; said also of ardent lovers].

s. Name of a species of oyster; a species of fish; he wahi ano pipi kai; he wahi ia, he papaua.

Paua (pā'u-a), n.

/ pā'u-a / Haw to Eng, Parker,

Name of a species of shell-fish: he wahi ano pipi kai; he wahi ia, he papaua. Syn: Papaua.

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