a small white shell found on Pacific, especially Hawaiian, beaches and strung in clusters to make necklaces.
noun (pl) puka
(NZ) another name for broadleaf (sense 2)
noun 1. an aromatic New Zealand tree, Laurelia novaezealandaei, valued for its high-quality timber
verb (used with or without object), puked, puking. Slang. 1. to vomit. noun 2. vomit. 3. any food or drink that is repulsive. anything or anyone that is contemptible or worthless. verb 1. to vomit noun 2. the act of vomiting 3. the matter vomited puke
- Puke hole
noun (pl) -kos 1. a wading bird, Porphyrio melanotus, of New Zealand, with a brightly coloured plumage
adjective, pukier, pukiest. 1. on the verge of vomiting; nauseated. 2. disgusting; repellent. puky