Benedictine

noun
Ben·​e·​dic·​tine | \ ˌbe-nə-ˈdik-tən How to pronounce Benedictine (audio) , -ˌtēn \

Definition of Benedictine

: a monk or a nun of one of the congregations following the rule of St. Benedict and devoted especially to scholarship and liturgical worship

Other Words from Benedictine

Benedictine adjective

First Known Use of Benedictine

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About Benedictine

Time Traveler for Benedictine

Time Traveler

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

See more words from the same century

Dictionary Entries Near Benedictine

Benedict's solution

Benedictine

Benedictinism

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for Benedictine

Cite this Entry

“Benedictine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Benedictine. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Food

  • a-light
  • Name these cookies!
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!