bunya bunya

noun bun·ya bun·ya \ ¦bənyə¦bənyə \
variants: or bunya or bunya pine

Definition of bunya bunya

plural -s
: an Australian coniferous tree (Araucaria bidwillii) bearing seeds about two inches long which have the flavor of roasted chestnuts when ripe and are a staple food of the aborigines among whom the tree is hereditary property and is protected by law

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Origin and Etymology of bunya bunya

Australian bunya bunya, bunya, perhaps from bunya shade


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