Definition of Black Monk in English:

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Black Monk

Pronunciation: /ˈblak məNGk/


A Benedictine monk.
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.

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Syllabification: Black Monk

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