Definition of bunya in English:

bunya

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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌnjə
 
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(also bunya pine or bunya bunya /ˈbʌnjəˌbʌnjə/)

noun

  • A tall coniferous Australian tree related to the monkey puzzle, bearing large cones containing edible seeds.
    • Araucaria bidwillii, family Araucariaceae
    More 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.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Wiradhuri.

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