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bonavist

[bon-uh-vist] /ˈbɒn ə vɪst/
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Origin of bonavist
1690-1700
First recorded in 1690-1700, bonavist is from the Italian word buonavista good sight. See bonus, vista
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  • Some planters would suffer you to lie at your ease cockered up with bonavist and Madeira till the money comes.

    For Faith and Freedom Walter Besant

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