From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Rechabite \Re"chab*ite\ (r[=e]"k[a^]b*[imac]t), noun (Jewish Hist.) One of the descendants of Jonadab, the son of Rechab, all of whom by his injunction abstained from the use of intoxicating drinks and even from planting the vine. Jer. xxxv. 2-19. Also, in modern times, a member of a certain society of abstainers from alcoholic liquors.
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