One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small spiral shell typically strung with others to make necklaces or bracelets.
- ‘He had a white puka shell necklace on with light green flame swim trunks and that was it.’
- ‘A true metalsmith, she crafts pieces that are simple but can easily be dressed up for your next luau: the winsome puka shell necklace; the delicate heart-shaped earrings; or the sweet dome rings inlaid with tiny stars.’
- ‘Like teenaged girls across the planet, I had the posters, the record albums, the T-shirts, and dreamed of what it would be like to be that string of puka beads around his neck!’
- ‘He's got light brown hair, is really tan, tall, has a white puka shell necklace.’
- ‘Janson has tousled blond hair and wears puka shells around his neck.’
Hawaiian, literally ‘hole’.
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