Benedictine /ˌbɛnɪˈdɪktɪn/


I. noun

1. a monk or nun of a Christian religious order following the rule of St Benedict and established c. 540.
2. [ mass noun]
‹trademark› a liqueur based on brandy, originally made by Benedictine monks in France.
II. adjective

relating to St Benedict or the Benedictines.
– origin from French bénédictine or modern Latin benedictinus, from the name Benedictus (see Benedict, St).

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