Definition of puna in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpo͞onə/


1A high treeless plateau in the Peruvian Andes.
Example sentences
  • The empty expanses of the puna, as the grasslands are called in the Andes, correspond to the silence in which we walked.
  • Our route takes us along the Tambo Mayo River - still white with ice by late morning, where even the waterfalls are frozen, and on to the windswept puna.
  • Up again to a cold puna crossed by another frozen river and dotted with many llamas.
2 another term for altitude sickness.


Via American Spanish from Quechua.

Words that rhyme with puna

crooner, harpooner, lacuna, lacunar, lampooner, Luna, lunar, mizuna, Oona, oppugner, Poona, pruner, schooner, spooner, Tristan da Cunha, tuna, tuner, Una, vicuña, yokozuna

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Syllabification: pu·na

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