Definition of Black Monk in English:

Black Monk

Syllabification: Black Monk

noun

  • A Benedictine monk.
    More example sentences
    • Beyond the village lay the Priory of the Black Monks, as we called the raven-clothed Benedictines.
    • The Benedictines of Monte Cassino in Italy were the original Black Monks.
    • Benedictines - or Black Monks for the color of their robes - oversaw vast numbers of monasteries that once numbered in the thousands.

Origin

Middle English: so named because of the color of the order's habit.

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