Ursuline

noun
Ur·​su·​line | \ ˈər-sə-lən How to pronounce Ursuline (audio) , -ˌlīn How to pronounce Ursuline (audio) , -ˌlēn How to pronounce Ursuline (audio) \

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

First Known Use of Ursuline

1693, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ursuline

New Latin Ursulina, from Ursula St. Ursula, legendary Christian martyr

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“Ursuline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ursuline. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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