Definition of ruana in US English:

ruana

noun

  • A South American cape or poncho, worn especially in Colombia and Peru.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Helen Maria Williams (1761–1827), writer. From French ruana and its etymon American Spanish ruana, probably short for manta ruana rough blanket sometimes worn as a cloak by the poor from manta + the feminine of an adjective ruano, of uncertain origin.

Pronunciation

ruana

/ruːˈɑːnə/