plural Molokans
also Molokani
: a member of a religious sect originating in Russia as an offshoot of the Doukhobors, becoming an antiritualistic group stressing the authority of the Bible, and calling themselves Spiritual Christians

Word History


Russian, from moloko milk; probably from the dietary laws of the sect that permit milk drinking during Lent

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“Molokan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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