a Carmelite friar: so called from the distinctive white cloak worn by the order.
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Origin of White Friar
late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425
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British Dictionary definitions for white friar
a Carmelite friar, so called because of the white cloak that forms part of the habit of this order
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