bonze

noun
\ ˈbänz How to pronounce bonze (audio) \

Definition of bonze

: a Buddhist monk

First Known Use of bonze

1577, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bonze

French, from Portuguese bonzo, from Japanese bonsō

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“Bonze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bonze. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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