n. (context New Zealand English) An edible univalve mollusc of the genus ''Haliotis'', having a shell lined with mother-of-pearl.
Pawa or pawva may refer to:
- PAWA Dominicana, Caribbean Airline
- Pawa, Pakistan, one of the 51 Union Councils of Abbottabad District in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan
- Paua, Maori word for the abalone
Usage examples of "pawa".
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.
Merodda counted, and twelve children, mostly pages, but one of the servant girls, Pawa, had a nursling, which she clutched so tightly to her chest that Merodda feared the baby would suffocate.
She barely noticed when the girl came in, and by the time Pawa shut the door behind her, Lilli had dozed off - only to wake with a start some moments later.