Carmelite

noun
Car·​mel·​ite | \ ˈkär-mə-ˌlīt How to pronounce Carmelite (audio) \

Definition of Carmelite

: a member of the Roman Catholic mendicant Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel founded in the 12th century

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Carmelite adjective

First Known Use of Carmelite

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Carmelite

Middle English, borrowed from Medieval Latin Carmelita, from Mons Carmelus carmel, mount + -ita -ite entry 1

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“Carmelite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Carmelite. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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