Definition of quena in US English:

quena

(also qena, kena)

noun

  • Any of various types of Andean end-blown flute, typically made of wood or cane and having a notched mouthpiece, six finger holes, and a rear thumb hole.

Origin

Early 20th century. From South American Spanish quena and its etymon Quechua kena from Aymara qina thing full of holes, hence flute of cane.

Pronunciation

quena

/ˈkeɪnə/