pā‘ua

pā‘ua, n. Various clams but typically Tridacna maxima.

E ruku koe ki raro e ranga mai i tērā pā‘ua.
Dive down and lever out that clam;

‘E anga pā‘ua ma‘ata tēia ē te mānea.
This is a fine big clam shell. Pā‘ua ‘eva, a large clam seen crawling along the bottom of the lagoon. Pā‘ua kute, Large Pacific Jewel-box Shell

(Chama pacifica).
[Pn. *paasua.]

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