Black Monk

or black monk

  1. a Benedictine monk (so called from the black habit worn by the order).

Origin of Black Monk

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300

Words Nearby Black Monk Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Black Monk in a sentence

  • At half-past four he lighted the candle again, and this time he saw the Black Monk sitting in an arm-chair near the bed.

  • Kovrin had recovered; he had left off seeing the Black Monk, and he had only to get up his strength.

  • In vain the Black Monk sought to beguile him from the holy fane, and whispered to him of bright eyes and a distant bower.

    Strange Pages from Family Papers | T. F. Thiselton Dyer
  • The Black Monk is said to have worn a red cap and a crimson kesa.

    Korean Buddhism | Frederick Starr
  • In The Black Monk we cross the border of the unseen and are in the society of mystics.

    Why we should read | S. P. B. Mais

British Dictionary definitions for Black Monk

Black Monk

  1. a Benedictine monk

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