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Jonathan 1

Pronunciation: /ˈjänəTHən/
(In the Bible) a son of Saul, noted for his friendship with David and killed at the battle of Mount Gilboa.

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Syllabification: Jon·a·than

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There are 2 main definitions of Jonathan in English:

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Jonathan 2

Pronunciation: /ˈjänəTHən/

noun

A cooking apple of a red-skinned variety first grown in the US.
Example sentences
  • Now we grow Newtown Pippins, Baldwins, Golden Russets, and Jonathans, all derived from the small, bitter, wild apples that originated in Kazakhstan.
  • Virginia Jonathan apples are the first red apples available in the fall.

Origin

Mid 19th century: named after Jonathan Hasbrouck (died 1846), American lawyer.

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Syllabification: Jon·a·than

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