puna

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English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

puna (plural punas)

  1. An alpine biological community in the central portion of the Andes in which short, coarse grass supports a Native American population.
    • (Can we date this quote?), M. Hermann and T. Bernet, The transition of maca from neglect to market prominence, page 18:
      The overwhelming majority of maca roots are dried after harvest. In the cold, dry atmosphere of the puna the dried roots remain edible for several years. A minor proportion of the freshly harvested roots are roasted in huatias, earthen ovens []

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *puna.

Noun[edit]

puna

  1. The red color.

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Hawaiian[edit]

Noun[edit]

puna

  1. spring (water source)
  2. coral, lime, plaster
  3. spoon

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

puna

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of punir
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of punir
  3. first-person singular imperative of punir
  4. third-person singular imperative of punir

Quechua[edit]

Not to be confused with phuña

Noun[edit]

puna

  1. lofty region, elevated cold plains
  2. Andean altitude between 4,000m and 5,000m

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Spanish[edit]

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From Quechuan

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puna f (plural punas)

  1. (Latin America) puna, Andean plateau.
  2. (Latin America) altitude sickness
  3. (Latin America) Cold mountain wind.

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puna

  1. ash