Word of the Day Archive
Friday November 26, 2010
1. A source of great and sudden wealth or luck.
2. A rich mass of ore, as found in mining.
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.
Bonanza originates in American mining, from the Spanish bonanza, "a rich lode."