black monk

noun, often capitalized B&M

Definition of black monk

: a Benedictine monk

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History and Etymology for black monk

Middle English blak monek; from the color of the habit

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“Black monk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black%20monk. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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