boon


boon
boon1
boonless, adj.
/boohn/, n.
1. something to be thankful for; blessing; benefit.
2. something that is asked; a favor sought.
[1125-75; ME bone < ON bon prayer; c. OE ben]
boon2
/boohn/, adj.
1. jolly; jovial; convivial: boon companions.
2. Archaic. kindly; gracious; bounteous.
[1275-1325; ME bone < MF < L bonus good]
boon3
/boohn/, n. Textiles.
the ligneous waste product obtained by braking and scutching flax. Also called shive, shove.
[1350-1400; ME (north) bone; cf. OE bune reed]

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Universalium. 2010.

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