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Definition of "pawa" [pawa]

  • An edible univalve mollusc of the genus Haliotis, having a shell lined with mother-of-pearl. (noun)

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Use "pawa" in a sentence
  • "Rwandan government and militia forces lay in wait nearby, drinking beer and chanting, "Pawa, pawa," for "Hutu power.""
  • "On the altar itself was a feathered serpent, a figure carved in wood with protruding tongue and eyes made of pawa shell, a Wagnerian sort of god, a miniature totem-pole, and various other bits of heathen bric-a-brac, as ill-assorted as a bunch of plenipotentaries at Geneva."
  • "Each back window seemed to have a pair of sand-shoes on the sill and some lumps of rock or a bucket or a collection of pawa shells."