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Pune

[poo-nuh] /ˈpu nə/
noun
1.
a city in W Maharashtra, W India, SE of Mumbai.
Formerly Poona.
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  • As the road to Jooneer diverged widely from that to poona, she was asked no questions about the war.

  • Butterflies, in the poona district at any rate, are disappointing.

    India and the Indians Edward F. Elwin
  • Part of the revenue of that village was, at some distant date, allotted to a mosque in poona City.

    India and the Indians Edward F. Elwin
  • In poona City there are conspicuous instances of the same thing.

    India and the Indians Edward F. Elwin
  • The Peishwa at poona was a young Brahman, sharp and suspicious.

    India Under British Rule James Talboys Wheeler
  • Bajee Rao was brought back to Beema, eighteen miles from poona.

  • In those days there were much fewer houses in poona than there are now, and many more wandering gipsies, and such like.

    Old Deccan Days M. Frere
  • In the first place, sir, are you aware of the state of things in poona?

  • My grandmother and mother, and all the family, were in those woods behind poona at time of the battle at Kirkee.

    Old Deccan Days M. Frere
  • When ten miles away, he halted in a grove for some hours, and then rode on to poona.

British Dictionary definitions for poona

Poona

/ˈpuːnə/
noun
1.
a city in W India, in W Maharashtra: under British rule served as the seasonal capital of the Bombay Presidency. Pop: 2 540 069 (2001)

Pune

/ˈpuːnə/
noun
1.
another name for Poona
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