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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Spanish
Origin: 'good weather', from Medieval Latin bonacia, changed from Latin malacia 'calm at sea', from Greek, from malakos 'soft'

bonanza

noun
     
bo‧nan‧za [countable]
a lucky or successful situation where people can make a lot of money:
2002 will be a bonanza year for the computer industry.
an amazing cash bonanza

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