- of Saint Benedict
- designating or of the monastic order based on his teachings, founded c. 529
Origin of Benedictinefrom French bénédictin or Modern Latin benedictinus, masculine adjs., after Benedictus, Saint Benedict
- a Benedictine monk or nun
Origin of Benedictine< Bénédictine, trademark < fem. of Fr adj.[b-] a liqueur, containing aromatic herbs and spices, originally made by Benedictine monks in France
A monk, nun, or oblate belonging to the Roman Catholic order founded by Saint Benedict of Nursia.
- Of or pertaining to St. Benedict of Nursia.
- Of or pertaining to the Benedictine Order.