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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Bonze  \Bon"ze\  (b[o^]n"z[-e];  277),  n.  [Pg.  bonzo,  fr  Japan. 
  b[=o]zu  a  Buddhist  priest:  cf  F.  bonze.] 
  A  Buddhist  or  Fohist  priest,  monk,  or  nun. 
  Note:  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.