A style of painting, popular in England in the 19th century, in which a thick opaque color is applied without background and with scarcely any shading, to thin paper, producing flowers, birds, etc., in imitation of Oriental work.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Poonah Painting'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/p/poonah-painting.html. 1828.