Definition of bunya in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbənyə/
(also bunya pine or bunya-bunya)


A tall coniferous Australian tree of the monkey puzzle family that bears large cones containing edible seeds.
  • Araucaria bidwillii, family Araucariaceae.
Example sentences
  • Although his stand generated much publicity, the fate of the bunya pine and other trees remained uncertain, with last-minute negotiations coming to a close between the city council and Woolworth's at press time.
  • Who's for savoring emu, kangaroo, or skate wing dusted with bunya nut?
  • As the seasons came round, they gathered for feasts of bogong moths or bunya nuts.


Mid 19th century: from Wiradhuri.

Words that rhyme with bunya


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Syllabification: bun·ya

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