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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.]
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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]
slang Austral a stupid or ineffectual person
[C20: from English dialect]
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|Noun||1.||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|
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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