bonaventure

[bon-uh-ven-cher, bon-uh-ven-]
noun Nautical.
a mast fitted with a lateen sail (bonaventure mizzen) or lugsail, situated behind the mizzenmast at or near the stern, used in the 16th and early 17th centuries.

Origin:
1490–1500; < Italian buonaventura literally, good luck. See bonus, venture

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Bonaventure

[bon-uh-ven-cher, bon-uh-ven-]
noun
Saint ("the Seraphic Doctor") 1221–74, Italian scholastic theologian.
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Bonaventura or Bonaventure (ˌbɒnəvɛnˈtjʊərə, ˈbɒnəˌvɛntʃə)
 
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Saint, called the Seraphic Doctor. 1221--74, Italian Franciscan monk, mystic, theologian, and philosopher; author of a Life of St Francis and Journey of the Soul to God Feast day: July 14
 
Bonaventure or Bonaventure
 
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