puna

[ poo-nah ]
/ ˈpu nɑ /

noun

a high, cold, arid plateau, as in the Peruvian Andes.
Pathology. altitude sickness.

Origin of puna

1605–15; < American Spanish < Quechua
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British Dictionary definitions for puna

puna

/ Spanish (ˈpuna) /

noun

a high cold dry plateau, esp in the Andes
another name for mountain sickness

Word Origin for puna

C17: from American Spanish, from Quechuan
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