begging bowl

noun

a bowl carried by a beggar, esp a Franciscan or other friar or a Buddhist monk, to receive food or alms

Nearby words

  1. beggardom,
  2. beggarly,
  3. beggars can't be choosers,
  4. beggarweed,
  5. beggary,
  6. begging letter,
  7. beghard,
  8. beghards,
  9. begin,
  10. begin to see daylight

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