widow's mitewid·ow's mite
a small gift or contribution freely given by one who can scarcely afford it: Mark 12:41-44
A small contribution made by one who has little.
Origin of widow's miteFrom the widow who gave two small coins to the Temple treasury in Mark 12:43.
(plural widow's mites)
From the Bible account of the poor widow's donation to the temple contribution box. Found at Mark 12.38-44 and Luke 21.1-4