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Noun: Joseph  jow-zif
  1. (New Testament) husband of Mary and (in Christian belief) the foster father of Jesus
     
  2. Leader of the Nez Perce in their retreat from United States troops (1840-1904)
    - Chief Joseph
     
  3. (Old Testament) the 11th son of Jacob and one of the 12 patriarchs of Israel; Jacob gave Joseph a coat of many colours, which made his brothers jealous and they sold him into slavery in Egypt

Type of: carpenter, chippie [Brit], chippy [Brit], Indian chief, Indian chieftain, Nez PercĂ©, patriarch

Encyclopedia: Joseph, King of the Chazars