Definition of puna in English:

puna

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Pronunciation: /ˈpuːnə
 
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noun

  • 1A high treeless plateau in the Peruvian Andes.
    More 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.

Origin

via American Spanish from Quechua.

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