- an Asian tree, Cedrela toona, of the mahogany family, yielding an aromatic red wood used for furniture, carving, etc.
- the wood itself.
Origin of toon1
- (sometimes initial capital letter) a character in an animated cartoon.
Origin of toon2
Examples from the Web for toon
Historical Examples of toon
"It was Chirsty Miller 'at put it through the toon," Henry continued.
Mind, you're no' to mention 'at ye kent they were in the toon.
He was ben in the room searchin' the drawers when I was up i' the toon in the forenoon.
Are ye kennin' what it is to gie the freedom o' the toon to grand folk?Greyfriars Bobby
Toon was alert on "Waterspin," with a coiled rope in his hand.The Chauffeur and the Chaperon
C. N. Williamson
- a large meliaceous tree, Cedrela toona, of the East Indies and Australia, having clusters of flowers from which a dye is obtained
- the close-grained red wood of this tree, used for furniture, carvings, etc
Word Origin for toon
- a cartoon character
Word Origin and History for toon
colloquial shortening of cartoon, attested by 1985.