noun Etymology: alteration of 1gob + -oon (as in spittoon) Date: 1929 dialect spittoon

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Gaboon — • Formerly called the Vicariate Apostolic of the Two Guineas Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Gaboon     Gaboon     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Gaboon —   [ buː ] das, s, Gabun, ein Nutzholz, Okoumé …   Universal-Lexikon

  • gaboon — /geuh boohn , ga , gah /, n. 1. Also called gaboon mahogany. the soft, reddish brown wood of an African tree, Aucoumea klaineana, used for making furniture. 2. the tree itself. Also called okoume. [1910 15; var. of GABON] * * * …   Universalium

  • Gaboon — geographical name see Gabon 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gaboon — ga·boon …   English syllables

  • gaboon — …   Useful english dictionary

  • gaboon viper — a large, venomous snake, Bitis gabonica, of tropical African forests, having large retractable fangs and geometrically patterned scales of yellow, brown, and sometimes purple. [1925 30] * * * ▪ snake also called  Gabon viper        extremely… …   Universalium

  • GABOON and FRENCH CONGO —    (5,000), a French Colony in W. Africa fronting the Atlantic, between the Cameroon country and the Congo State, and stretching inland as far as the head waters of the Congo River; in the NW. is the great Gaboon estuary, 40 m. long and 10 broad… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Gaboon viper — [gə bu:n] noun a large, thick bodied venomous African snake with a pair of horn like scales on the snout. [Bitis gabonica.] Origin 1920s: named after Gaboon (now Gabon) in Africa …   English new terms dictionary

  • Gaboon duiker — baltapilvis dukeris statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Cephalophus leucogaster angl. Gaboon duiker; white bellied duiker vok. Gabunducker; Weißbauchducker rus. белобрюхий дукер pranc. céphalophe à ventre …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

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