bunya bunya

bunya-bunya

[buhn-yuh-buhn-yuh]
noun
an evergreen tree, Araucaria bidwilli, of Australia, having stiff, sharp, glossy needles in distinct rows, grown as an ornamental in warm regions.

Origin:
1835–45; < Wiradjuri bunya

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bunya bunya

noun
1. Australian conifer bearing two-inch seeds tasting like roasted chestnuts; among the aborigines the tree is hereditary property protected by law 
2. nut tasting like roasted chestnuts; a staple food of Australian aborigines 
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