bon cape


1 [bon; French bawn]
a cape on the NE coast of Tunisia: surrender of the German African forces, May 12, 1943.
Also called Ras Addar. Unabridged
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Bon1 (bɔːn)
1.  Feast of Lanterns, Also called: Festival of Lanterns an annual festival celebrated by Japanese Buddhists
2.  a.  the pre-Buddhist priests of Tibet or one such priest
 b.  their religion
[from Japanese bon, originally Urabon, from Sanskrit ullambana hanging upside down]

Bon2 (bɒn)
Cape Bon a peninsula of NE Tunisia

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Word Origin & History

from Fr., lit. "good" (adj.), from L. bonus "good" (see bene-). It has crossed the Channel in phrases such as bon apétit (1860), lit. "good appetite;" bon-ton (1744) "good style;" bon mot.
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