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Friday, November 26, 2010

Definitions for bonanza

  1. A source of great and sudden wealth or luck.
  2. A rich mass of ore, as found in mining.

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Citations for bonanza
The writers' strike a couple years ago was a bonanza for reality TV shows new and old. Carole Nelson Douglas, Cat in a Topaz Tango: A Midnight Louie Mystery
The message from this is that there is no bonanza in the current U.S. market environment for Australian grinding meat suppliers. Jon Condon, "Aussie dollar sees seismic shifts in grinding beef," Stock and Land.
Origin of bonanza
1835-1845
Bonanza originates in American mining, from the Spanish bonanza, "a rich lode."