Colorful idioms used in English
|Word or Phrase:||Part of Speech:||Idiom or General?:||Usage?||Restricted?|
|white friar||noun||catholic religion related||not generally common||No, except to those
by religion or catholicism
|also called Carmelites, founded in the 12th century, originally to pray and meditate, but later became a begging order|
|White friars are so called because of their white habit.|
|Note: 1) Sometimes capitalized or one
2) See grey friars and black friars.