[ roo-ah-nuh ]

  1. a poncholike outer garment of heavy wool, worn especially in the mountains of Colombia.

Origin of ruana

First recorded in 1810–20; from South American Spanish, from Spanish ruana “ragged; woolen cloth,” from Latin rūga, or from Quechua ruana “textile”

Words Nearby ruana Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use ruana in a sentence

  • Then they threw a ruana over me and carried me out through the patio and around by the old church to the Boque trail.

    Carmen Ariza | Charles Francis Stocking