Pronunciation: (ben'ju-mun),[key] —n. 1. the youngest son of Jacob and Rachel, and the brother of Joseph. Gen. 35:18.
2. one of the 12 tribes of ancient Israel traditionally descended from him.
3. Asher, 1773–1845, U.S. architect and writer.
4. Judah Philip, 1811–84, Confederate statesman.
5. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “son of the right.”