Ursuline

noun
Ur·​su·​line | \ˈər-sə-lən, -ˌlīn, -ˌlēn \

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Ursuline

Statistics for Ursuline

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for Ursuline

The first known use of Ursuline was in 1693

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on Ursuline

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with Ursuline

Comments on Ursuline

What made you want to look up Ursuline? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a knickknack or trinket

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

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!