- a Buddhist monk, especially of Japan or China.
Origin of bonze
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Historical Examples of bonze
The bonze climbed into the tree and handed down the pears to the bystanders.
When the bonze had begun to make his magic, the farmer, too, had mingled with the crowd.
When the bonze had gone off he turned around to look after his cart.
Then he realized that the pears the bonze had divided had been his own.
The farmer fell into a rage and hastened after the bonze as fast as ever he could.
- a Chinese or Japanese Buddhist priest or monk