Black Friar

Black Friar

noun
a Dominican friar: so called from the distinctive black mantle worn by the order.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English

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Black Friar
 
n
a Dominican friar

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black friar
"Dominican," c.1500, so called from the color of their dress.
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