joss house

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

joss house (plural joss houses)

  1. (US, Australia, archaic) A Chinese temple.

Usage notes[edit]

Originally in widespread use throughout the East, now generally in reference to temples built by Chinese expatriates in the West during the late 19th and early 20th century.

See for example Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park.