toon

1
[ toon ]
/ tun /
|

noun

an Asian tree, Cedrela toona, of the mahogany family, yielding an aromatic red wood used for furniture, carving, etc.
the wood itself.

Origin of toon

1
1800–10; < Hindi tūn < Sanskrit tunna

Definition for toon (2 of 2)

toon

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[ toon ]
/ tun /

noun

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

Origin of toon

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

toon

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/ (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)

toon

2
/ (tuːn) /

noun

a cartoon character
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Word Origin and History for toon

toon


n.

colloquial shortening of cartoon, attested by 1985.

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