Definition of white monk in US English:

white monk

noun

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

Origin

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.

Pronunciation

white monk

/ˌwʌɪt ˈmʌŋk/