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also bun·ya·bun·ya  (bŭn′yə-bŭn′yə)
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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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.