Meaning of white monk in English:

white monk

Pronunciation /ˌwʌɪt ˈmʌŋk/


  • A member of the Cistercian monastic order, distinguished by the wearing of a white or undyed habit.


Middle English; earliest use found in Land of Cokaygne. From white + monk, after post-classical Latin monachus albus, with reference to the colour of the habit.