Benedictine

Benedictine

[ben-i-dik-tin, -teen, -tahyn for 1, 3; ben-i-dik-teen for 2]
noun
1.
Roman Catholic Church.
a.
a member of an order of monks founded at Monte Cassino by St. Benedict about a.d. 530.
b.
a member of any congregation of nuns following the rule of St. Benedict.
2.
a French liqueur originally made by Benedictine monks.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to St. Benedict or the Benedictines.

Origin:
1620–30; St. Benedict + -ine1

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Benedictine
 
n
1.  a monk or nun who is a member of a Christian religious community founded by or following the rule of Saint Benedict
2.  a greenish-yellow liqueur made from a secret formula developed at the Benedictine monastery at Fécamp in France in about 1510
 
adj
3.  of or relating to Saint Benedict, his order, or his rule

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Benedictine
c.1600, "one of the order known from the color of its dress as the Black Monks," founded c.529 by St. Benedict (see benedict).
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