Benedictine

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Etymology[edit]

Possibly via French and/or Latin, named after the founder, Italian 6th century Saint Benedictus of Nursia

recorded in English only since the 17th century

Noun[edit]

Benedictine (plural Benedictines)

  1. A monk or nun belonging to the order founded by Saint Benedict of Nursia.
  2. A liqueur made from Cognac (French brandy) together with herbs and spices

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Benedictine (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to St. Benedict of Nursia.
  2. Of or pertaining to the Benedictine Order.

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References[edit]

  • Benedictine” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).