Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several East Indian trees of the genus Calophyllum, yielding a light, hard wood used for masts, spars, etc.
  • n. Poontang; the vagina; or, intercourse with a woman.
  • n. A wimp; a pussy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A name for several East Indian, or their wood, used for the masts and spars of vessels, as Calophyllum angustifolium, Calophyllum inophullum, and Sterculia fœtida; -- called also peon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See poon-wood.
  • n. A subsidiary coin of Korea, equivalent to .08 of a United States cent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of several East Indian trees of the genus Calophyllum having shiny leathery leaves and lightweight hard wood
  • n. wood of any poon tree; used for masts and spars

Etymologies

Sinhalese pūna, perhaps of Dravidian origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From poontang. (Wiktionary)

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