puna

[poo-nah]
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. pumpkin head,
  2. pumpking,
  3. pumpkinseed,
  4. pumpman,
  5. pun,
  6. punakha,
  7. punan,
  8. puncak jaya,
  9. punce,
  10. punch

Origin of puna

1605–15; < American Spanish < Quechua

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British Dictionary definitions for puna

puna

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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