from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- In the Bible, the eldest son of King Saul of Israel and friend of David.
- n. A variety of red, late-ripening apple.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A son of Saul, first mentioned in 1 Samuel.
- proper n. A male given name of biblical origin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument used by smokers to light their pipes with.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. red late-ripening apple; primarily eaten raw
After Jonathan Hasbrouck (died 1846), American jurist and gardener.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hebrew יְהוֹנָתָן (y'honatán) and יוֹנָתָן (yonatán) (Jehonathan), both meaning “God gave [me]”; ("Jehovah has given"), apparently with influence from the Aramaic preference for the latter form. Often incorrectly considered to be a variant of John. (Wiktionary)