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.’
- ‘He published seminal papers on the ecology of the puna avifauna and on the breeding biology of several of its endemic species.’
- ‘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.’
2another term for altitude sickness
Via American Spanish from Quechua.
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