Definition of Pehuenche in US English:

Pehuenche

(also Pehuence)

noun

  • A member of an Araucanian Indian people chiefly inhabiting the Bio Bio region of Chile.

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or designating the Pehuenche.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Richard Rolt (d. 1770), historian and writer. From Mapuche pehuenche from pehuen pine tree + che people.

Pronunciation

Pehuenche

/pəˈwɛntʃi/