Boon (?), n. [OE. bone, boin, a petition, fr. Icel. bn; akin to Sw. & Dan. bn, AS. bn, and perh. to E. ban; but influenced by F. bon good, fr. L. bonus. 86. See 2d Ban, Bounty.]

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. ).

 

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Boon, a. [F. bon. See Boon, n.]

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.

 

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Boon, n. [Scot. boon, bune, been, Gael. & Ir. bunach coarse tow, fr. bun root, stubble.]

The woody portion flax, which is separated from the fiber as refuse matter by retting, braking, and scutching.

 

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