black friar

noun, often capitalized B&F

Definition of black friar

: a Dominican friar

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History and Etymology for black friar

so called from the black mantle worn by Dominicans

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“Black friar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black%20friar. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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