Definition of Black Monk in English:

Black Monk

Syllabification: Black Monk


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.


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

Definition of Black Monk in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day oleaginous
Pronunciation: ˌəʊlɪˈadʒɪnəs
rich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily