\ ˈbän \
plural -s

Definition of bon

 (Entry 1 of 4)

2 [perhaps another word] : kidney bean
\ ˈbän \
plural -s

Definition of bon (Entry 2 of 4)

: china grass
\ ˈbȯn \
plural -s

Definition of Bon (Entry 3 of 4)

: a great popular festival of Japan held July 13 to 16 when the spirits of ancestors are supposed to revisit the household altars

called also Feast of Lanterns

\ " \
plural -s

Definition of Bon (Entry 4 of 4)

: the pre-Buddhist animistic religion of Tibet

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History and Etymology for bon

Noun (1)

perhaps from Dutch boon bean, from Middle Dutch bōne; akin to Old High German bōna bean

Noun (2)

origin unknown

Noun (3)


Noun (4)

Tibetan bön

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“Bon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bon. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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