Pronunciation: (bon'u-ven"chur, bon"u-ven'-), [key]
a mast fitted with a lateen sail (bon'aventure miz"zen) or lugsail, situated behind the mizzenmast at or near the stern, used in the 16th and early 17th centuries.
Pronunciation: (bon'u-ven"cher, bon"u-ven'-), [key]
Saint (“the Seraphic Doctor”), 1221–74, Italian scholastic theologian. Also,Bonaventura.
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