toon

toon

1 [toon]
noun
1.
an Asian tree, Cedrela toona, of the mahogany family, yielding an aromatic red wood used for furniture, carving, etc.
2.
the wood itself.

Origin:
1800–10; < Hindi tūn < Sanskrit tunna

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toon

2 [toon]
noun
(sometimes initial capital letter) a character in an animated cartoon.

Origin:
1980–85; shortening of cartoon

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toon1 (tuːn)
 
n
1.  a large meliaceous tree, Cedrela toona, of the East Indies and Australia, having clusters of flowers from which a dye is obtained
2.  the close-grained red wood of this tree, used for furniture, carvings, etc
 
[from Hindi tūn, from Sanskrit tunna]

toon2 (tuːn)
 
n
a cartoon character

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toon
colloquial shortening of cartoon, attested by 1985.
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