- a tall dome-shaped Australian coniferous tree, Araucaria bidwillii, having edible cones (bunya nuts) and thickish flattened needlesAlso called: bunya-bunya, bunya-bunya pine
Word Origin for bunya
C19: from a native Australian language
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Historical Examples of bunya
Bunya, a corruption of the word common in Bengal generally, is usually applied to the native grain-dealer.