Benedictine

[ ben-i-dik-tin, -teen, -tahyn for 1, 3; ben-i-dik-teen for 2 ]
/ ˌbɛn ɪˈdɪk tɪn, -tin, -taɪn for 1, 3; ˌbɛn ɪˈdɪk tin for 2 /

noun

Roman Catholic Church.
  1. a member of an order of monks founded at Monte Cassino by St. Benedict about a.d. 530.
  2. a member of any congregation of nuns following the rule of St. Benedict.
a French liqueur originally made by Benedictine monks.

adjective

of or relating to St. Benedict or the Benedictines.

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Origin of Benedictine

1620–30; St. Benedict + -ine1
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Benedictine

noun

(ˌbɛnɪˈdɪktɪn, -taɪn) a monk or nun who is a member of a Christian religious community founded by or following the rule of Saint Benedict
(ˌbɛnɪˈdɪktiːn) a greenish-yellow liqueur made from a secret formula developed at the Benedictine monastery at Fécamp in France in about 1510

adjective

(ˌbɛnɪˈdɪktɪn, -taɪn) of or relating to Saint Benedict, his order, or his rule
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