The winds that blow for four months every year in the Puna region in Peru, hot during the day and freezing cold during the night. The Puna winds are very dry and parching, so it is necessary to wear a protective face mask if subjected to the wind for a long time.

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Webster Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Pu"na (?), n. [Sp., of Peruv. origin.]

A cold arid table-land, as in the Andes of Peru.


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