noun Ur·su·line \ˈər-sə-lən, -ˌlīn, -ˌlēn\

Definition of URSULINE

:  a member of any of several Roman Catholic teaching orders of nuns; especially :  a member of a teaching order founded by St. Angela Merici in Brescia, Italy, in 1535

Origin of URSULINE

New Latin Ursulina, from Ursula St. Ursula, legendary Christian martyr
First Known Use: 1693


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