One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A high treeless plateau in the Peruvian Andes.
- ‘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.’
- ‘The empty expanses of the puna, as the grasslands are called in the Andes, correspond to the silence in which we walked.’
- ‘Up again to a cold puna crossed by another frozen river and dotted with many llamas.’
- ‘He published seminal papers on the ecology of the puna avifauna and on the breeding biology of several of its endemic species.’
2another term for altitude sickness
Via American Spanish from Quechua.
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