mendiant

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

mendiant ‎(plural mendiants)

  1. A traditional French Christmas confection, a chocolate disc studded with nuts and dried fruits representing the various mendicant monastic orders.
  2. Obsolete form of mendinant.

French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the present participle of mendier, corresponding to Latin mendīcāns, mendīcāntem. Compare English mendicant, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese mendicante.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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mendiant m ‎(plural mendiants)

  1. a beggar
  2. a traditional Christmas confection, a chocolate disc studded with nuts and dried fruits representing the various mendicant monastic orders
  3. a pastry from Alsace and Franche-Comté

Verb[edit]

mendiant

  1. present participle of mendier

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