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Jonathan

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[ jon-uh-thuhn ]
/ ˈdʒɒn ə θən /
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noun

a variety of red apple that matures in early autumn.

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Origin of Jonathan

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First recorded in 1875–80; named after Jonathan Hasbrouck (died 1846), American jurist

Definition for Jonathan (2 of 2)

Jonathan2
[ jon-uh-thuhn ]
/ ˈdʒɒn ə θən /

noun

a son of Saul and friend of David. 1 Samuel 18–20.
Archaic. an American, especially a New Englander.Compare Brother Jonathan.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “God gave.”
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British Dictionary definitions for Jonathan (1 of 2)

Jonathan1
/ (ˈdʒɒnəθən) /

noun

a variety of red apple that ripens in early autumn

Word Origin for Jonathan

C19: named after Jonathan Hasbrouk (died 1846), American jurist

British Dictionary definitions for Jonathan (2 of 2)

Jonathan2

noun

Old Testament the son of Saul and David's close friend, who was killed in battle (I Samuel 31; II Samuel 1:19–26)
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