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toon

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[ toon ]
/ tun /
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noun
an Asian tree, Cedrela toona, of the mahogany family, yielding an aromatic red wood used for furniture, carving, etc.
the wood itself.
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Origin of toon

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1800–10; <Hindi tūn<Sanskrit tunna

Other definitions for toon (2 of 2)

toon2
[ toon ]
/ tun /

noun
(sometimes initial capital letter) a character in an animated cartoon.

Origin of toon

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First recorded in 1980–85; shortening of cartoon
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British Dictionary definitions for toon (1 of 2)

toon1
/ (tuːn) /

noun
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

from Hindi tūn, from Sanskrit tunna

British Dictionary definitions for toon (2 of 2)

toon2
/ (tuːn) /

noun
a cartoon character
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