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  1. a city in W Maharashtra, W India, SE of Mumbai.
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Formerly Poo·na (but sometimes still used).
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Examples from the Web for poona

Historical Examples

  • We stop at a station, Kirkee, three and a half miles from Poona.

    From Edinburgh to India & Burmah

    William G. Burn Murdoch

  • "I was at Poona, with my master, when your highness was there," Harry said.

  • Bajee Rao was brought back to Beema, eighteen miles from Poona.

  • The city of Poona is being treated like a town taken by siege.

  • In the first place, sir, are you aware of the state of things in Poona?

British Dictionary definitions for poona



  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)
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  1. another name for Poona
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