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

Definition of bunya in English:


A tall coniferous Australian tree related to the monkey puzzle, bearing 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.

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