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poon

 (po͞on)
n.
Any of several trees of the genus Calophyllum, of southern Asia, having light hard wood formerly used for masts and spars.

[Sinhalese pūna, perhaps of Dravidian origin.]

poon

(puːn)
n
1. (Plants) any of several trees of the SE Asian genus Calophyllum having lightweight hard wood and shiny leathery leaves: family Clusiaceae
2. (Forestry) the wood of any of these trees, used to make masts and spars
[C17: from Sinhalese pūna]

poon

(puːn)
n
slang Austral a stupid or ineffectual person
[C20: from English dialect]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poon - wood of any poon tree; used for masts and spars
poon - any of several East Indian trees of the genus Calophyllum having shiny leathery leaves and lightweight hard wood
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
2.poon - any of several East Indian trees of the genus Calophyllum having shiny leathery leaves and lightweight hard wood
Calophyllum, genus Calophyllum - genus of tropical evergreen trees
poon - wood of any poon tree; used for masts and spars
Alexandrian laurel, Calophyllum inophyllum - East Indian tree having racemes of fragrant white flowers; coastal areas southern India to Malaysia
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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