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benedictine (liqueur)

Definition:

a French liqueur originally made by Benedictine monks

Class:

food noun (foods and drinks)

Plural:

benedictines

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

"one of the order known from the color of its dress as the Black Monks", founded...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of benedictine...

Definition references  (+images)

Columbia Encyclopedia:

benedictine

sweet liqueur originated in 1510 by Benedictine monks at Fécamp, France, and now manufactured by a secular concern on the grounds of the old abbey. ... (25 of 54 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0806983​.html

Cambridge Dictionary:

benedictine [entry 1]

a type of alcoholic drink (5 of 10 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/benedictine 1

Wikipedia:

Liqueur

an alcoholic beverage made from a distilled spirit that has been flavored with fruit, cream, herbs, spices, flowers or nuts and bottled with added sugar or other sweetener. Liqueurs are typically quite sweet; they are usually not aged for long after... (41 of 873 words, pronunciations, 5 images)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

liqueur

flavoured and sweetened distilled liquor, with alcohol content ranging from 24 percent to 60 percent by volume. Liqueurs are produced by combining a ... (23 of 607 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/343023​/liqueur

Collins Dictionary:

liqueur [French]

any of several highly flavoured sweetened spirits such as kirsch or cointreau, intended to be drunk after a meal | [modifier] | a small hollow ... (23 of 425 words, 3 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/liqueur

Oxford Dictionary:

liqueur

a strong, sweet alcoholic spirit, usually drunk after a meal | a chocolate with a liqueur filling (16 of 81 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/liqueur

Merriam-Webster:

liqueur

a usually sweetened alcoholic liquor (as brandy) flavored with fruit, spices, nuts, herbs, or seeds (15 of 55 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/liqueur

Wiktionary:

liqueur | liqueurs [plural]

A flavored alcoholic beverage that is usually very sweet and contains a high percentage of alcohol. Cordials are a type of liqueur manufactured using the infusion process as opposed to the essence and distillation processes. (35 of 41 words, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/liqueur

Macmillan British Dictionary:

liqueur [countable/uncountable] | liqueurs [plural]

a sweet strong alcoholic drink that you have at the end of a meal (14 of 39 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/liqueur

Random House Dictionary:

liqueur

any of a class of alcoholic liquors, usually strong, sweet, and highly flavored, as Chartreuse or curaçao, generally served after dinner; cordial. (22 of 33 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/liqueur

American Heritage Dictionary:

liqueur

Any of various strongly flavored alcoholic beverages typically served in small quantities after dinner. (14 of 29 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/liqueur

New World Dictionary:

liqueur

any of certain strong, sweet, syrupy alcoholic liquors, variously flavored (10 of 17 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/liqueur

Encarta Dictionary:

liqueur | liqueurs [plural]

a sweet flavored alcoholic drink usually considered an after-meal beverage (10 of 32 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861698931​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

Benedictine

First use: about 1600

Origin: "one of the order known from the color of its dress as the Black Monks", founded about 529 by Saint Benedict.

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=benedictine

Wiktionary:

Benedictine | Benedictines [plural]

Origin: Possibly via French and/or Latin, named after the founder, Italian 6th century Saint Benedictus of Nursia

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Benedictine

Oxford Dictionary:

Benedictine

Origin: French bénédictine or modern Latin benedictinus, from the name Benedictus (see "St Benedict")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Benedictine

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

Benedictine [countable] | Benedictines [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Benedictine"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/Benedictine

Macmillan American Dictionary:

Benedictine [countable] | Benedictines [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Benedictine"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/Benedictine

Cambridge Dictionary:

Benedictine [entry 2]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "Benedictine"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "Benedictine"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/benedictine 2

the Free Dictionary:

Benedictine

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Benedictine"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Benedictine"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "Benedictine" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Benedictine

Google Dictionary:

Benedictine | Benedictines [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "Benedictine"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

Benedictine

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Benedictine"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=benedi​02 word=Benedictine

YourDictionary Audio:

Benedictine

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Benedictine"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/benedictine

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