Bonze

Bon"ze

(bn"z; 277), n. [Pg. bonzo, fr. Japan. bzu a Buddhist priest: cf. F. bonze.] A Buddhist or Fohist priest, monk, or nun.
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The name was given by the Portuguese to the priests of Japan, and has since been applied to the priests of China, Cochin China, and the neighboring countries.
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