joss house


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joss house

n.
A Chinese temple or shrine.
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joss house

n
(Hinduism) a Chinese temple or shrine where an idol or idols are worshipped
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joss′ house`


n.
a Chinese temple for idol worship.
[1765–75]
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Noun1.joss house - a Chinese temple or shrine for idol worshipjoss house - a Chinese temple or shrine for idol worship
temple - place of worship consisting of an edifice for the worship of a deity
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But don't forget to burn a few punk sticks in the joss house to the great god Mazuma from time to time.
Chinatown is gone, but its ceremonial Joss House has been rebuilt.
"And you can get pretty close to the 1800s here if you have a mind to." You can get a good feel for the town's past by stopping in at the tall, steepled Firehouse Number 1, now a museum with some fascinating relics - including an altar from a Chinese joss house. But like any hill town, Nevada City reveals herself best to those willing to walk the twisting backstreets.
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This is the Weaverville Joss House, the oldest Chinese temple in California and a California State Park located about two-and-a-half hours inland from Redwood National and State Parks.