bunya-bunya


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bun·ya-bun·ya

also bun·ya·bun·ya  (bŭn′yə-bŭn′yə)
n.
An Australian evergreen coniferous tree (Araucaria bidwillii) having tiers of whorled branches, sharp-pointed leaves, and large cones containing edible seeds. Also called bunya pine.

[Yagara (Pama-Nyungan language of eastern Australia) buña-buña.]
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One is the monkey puzzle tree (Araucaria imbricana); the other is the bunya-bunya (Araucaria bidwillii).
A wide variety of trees, including Camperdown elm, Bunya-Bunya and Hornbeam, grace the estate's gardens and expansive meadows.
If Isaac Newton had been struck on the head by a bunya-bunya cone instead of a mere apple, the theory of universal gravitation might have died at birth.