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bonaventure

[bon-uh-ven-cher, bon-uh-ven-] /ˈbɒn əˌvɛn tʃər, ˌbɒn əˈvɛn-/
noun, Nautical
1.
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 of bonaventure
1490-1500
1490-1500; < Italian buonaventura literally, good luck. See bonus, venture

Bonaventure

[bon-uh-ven-cher, bon-uh-ven-] /ˈbɒn əˌvɛn tʃɛr, ˌbɒn əˈvɛn-/
noun
1.
Saint ("the Seraphic Doctor") 1221–74, Italian scholastic theologian.
Also, Bonaventura.
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