Words that go OON!

There's a small family of English words and names that end in -oon, including a subfamily of biological terms ending in -zoon. Although it's hard to assign them a common linguistic origin or etymology, they nonetheless seem to constitute an uncommonly colorful and garish subset of the language. If you were going to have a party, this is the set of words to invite!

I am sorely tempted to Croon a Tune to Oona or Mourn a Rune to Lorna Doone using only these words as rhymes.

Last modified on 17 November 2020.