a member of the order of the Cistercians of the Strict Observance: known esp. for its asceticism and vow of silence
Origin of TrappistFrench trappiste, after (La) Trappe, abbey near the village of Soligny-la-Trappe, in Normandy, where the rule was established (1664)
designating or of this order
A member of the main branch of Cistercian monks, characterized by austerity and a commitment to silence, established in 1664 at La Trappe Monastery in northwest France.