Poon may refer to:

* The Calophyllum, also known as the "Poon tree"
* A Chinese family name, variously romanized as "Poon", "Pon" or "Pun" or "Pan."
Notable holders of this name include:
** Anthony Poon, an abstract artist of Singapore
** Chung-Kwong Poon, President of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
** Dickson Poon, owner of the Harvey Nichols chain of department stores
** Kelly Poon, a Singaporean singer of Mandarin pop music
** Lim Poon, a Chinese sailor who survived 133 days alone in the South Atlantic
** Rebecca Pan, a Chinese actress and singer also known as "Poon Dik-wah" and "Tik-Wa Poon"
** William Poon, founder of London's Poons restaurant chain
* Po-on (novel), a novel by Filipino author F. Sionil José

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  • poon — I. /pun/ (say poohn) noun 1. any of several tropical Asian trees of the genus Calophyllum, which yield a light, hard wood used for masts, spars, etc. 2. the wood. {Sinhalese pūna, probably from Tamil punnai} II. /pun/ (say poohn) Colloquial –noun …  

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