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puna

[ poo-nah ]
/ ˈpu nɑ /
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noun
a high, cold, arid plateau, as in the Peruvian Andes.
Pathology. altitude sickness.
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Origin of puna

First recorded in 1605–15; from South American Spanish, from Quechua púna
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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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