Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Sinhalese pūna, perhaps of Dravidian origin.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From poontang.

Examples

Comments

New comments are temporarily disabled while we update our database.

  • "Good Day,

    I have a business of US$22.4million for you.Please contact me for details.

    joseph poon."

    - spam.

    September 5, 2008