Benedictine

noun

Ben·​e·​dic·​tine ˌbe-nə-ˈdik-tən How to pronounce Benedictine (audio)
-ˌtēn
: a monk or a nun of one of the congregations following the rule of St. Benedict and devoted especially to scholarship and liturgical worship
Benedictine adjective

Examples of Benedictine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When cucumber sandwiches became popular in the US, butter was often replaced with an herbed cheese or a Benedictine sauce (a cucumber, cream cheese, dill and chive spread). Jan Miller, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Mar. 2024 Named for the Benedictine monk considered the spiritual father of Champagne, Dom Pérignon is produced only in the finest years and only as a single vintage. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 10 Mar. 2024 Working with the Benedictine order of St. Meinrad Archabbey in Indiana, the railroad convinced the order to send a delegation to build in the area. Curtis Varnell The Timepiece, arkansasonline.com, 25 Feb. 2024 Beaumont Abbey’s history The abbey’s foundations date to 1002, and it was used by Benedictine nuns until 1790 when they were expelled at the start of the French Revolution, Blanchard said. Moira Ritter, Miami Herald, 21 Feb. 2024 The glamorous haven, formerly a 16th-century Benedictine monastery, is found perched in the verdant hills with exceptional views of the Gulf of Tigullio (seen at the top of post). Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 13 Dec. 2023 Aaron Hauser, Chris Hauser’s son, is the receivers coach and recruiting coordinator at Benedictine. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Nov. 2023 Thomas was a two-sport athlete at Benedictine Military in Savannah, Ga., where he was named the 2022 Savannah Morning News Baseball Player of the Year after helping the Cadets to a 30-8 mark and to the Class 4A state semifinals. Richard Davenport, Arkansas Online, 30 Oct. 2023 For sure, Benedictine monks in Germany, Belgium and northeastern France were brewing with hops by the 9th century. Leslie Shapiro, Washington Post, 19 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Benedictine was in the 15th century

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“Benedictine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Benedictine. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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