What does the word boon mean?

Usage examples for boon

  1. The boon ye asked me first was lightly won,- For first ye asked the story of this maid's grief As her own lips might tell it. – The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Vol. I by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  2. " I thank Thee for this boon," sez Leander, rollin' his eyes up devoutly; then he gave a deep sigh. – A Little Book of Profitable Tales by Eugene Field
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