a Franciscan friar: so called from the traditional color of the habit worn by the order.
Grey vs. GrayGrey and gray are both accepted in the English language. They refer to a color of a neutral tone between black and white, and can also be used metaphorically to convey gloom and dullness. However, gray is the more popular spelling in the US, while grey reigns supreme in the UK. For centuries, the one letter difference between gray and grey has left people wondering …
Origin of Gray Friar
Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325
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