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puna

[poo-nah] /ˈpu nɑ/
noun
1.
a high, cold, arid plateau, as in the Peruvian Andes.
2.
Pathology. altitude sickness.
Origin of puna
1605-1615
1605-15; < American Spanish < Quechua
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puna

/ˈpuna/
noun
1.
a high cold dry plateau, esp in the Andes
2.
another name for mountain sickness
Word Origin
C17: from American Spanish, from Quechuan
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