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Pronunciation : Boon
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OE. bone, boin, a petition, fr. Icel. b; akin to Sw. & Dan. b, AS. b, and perh. to E. ban; but influenced by F. bon good, fr. L. bonus. Ban, Bounty.]
Definition : 1. A prayer or petition. [Obs.] For which to God he made so many an idle boon. Spenser.

2. That which is asked or granted as a benefit or favor; a gift; a benefaction; a grant; a present. Every good gift and every perfect boon is from above. James i. 17 (Rev. Ver. ).
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Boon
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [F. bon. See Boon, n.]
Definition : 1. Good; prosperous; as, boon voyage. [Obs.]

2. Kind; bountiful; benign. Which . . . Nature boon Poured forth profuse on hill, and dale, and plain. Milton.

3. Gay; merry; jovial; convivial. A boon companion, loving his bottle. Arbuthnot.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Boon
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Scot. boon, bune, been, Gael. & Ir. bunach coarse tow, fr. bun root, stubble.]
Definition : Defn: The woody portion flax, which is separated from the fiber as refuse matter by retting, braking, and scutching.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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