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poon

[poon] /pun/
noun
1.
any of several East Indian trees of the genus Calophyllum, that yield a light, hard wood used for masts, spars, etc.
2.
the wood of these trees.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; compare Tamil punnai, pinnai, Malayalam punna names for Calophyllum inophyllum
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British Dictionary definitions for poon

poon1

/puːn/
noun
1.
any of several trees of the SE Asian genus Calophyllum having lightweight hard wood and shiny leathery leaves: family Clusiaceae
2.
the wood of any of these trees, used to make masts and spars
Word Origin
C17: from Singhalese pūna

poon2

/puːn/
noun
1.
(Austral, slang) a stupid or ineffectual person
Word Origin
C20: from English dialect
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Slang definitions & phrases for poon

poon tang

n phr,n

A black woman regarded as a sex object or partner: Eye that poon tang there/ just about to get a little poon/ watching all that young poon

[1910+; probably fr French putain, ''prostitute,'' by way of New Orleans Creole]


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