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