friars

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Friar \Fri"ar\, noun [OR. frere, F. fr['e]re brother, friar, fr. L. frater brother. See {Brother}.]

1. (R. C. Ch.) A brother or member of any religious order, but especially of one of the four mendicant orders, viz: {(a) Minors, Gray Friars, or Franciscans.} {(b) Augustines}. {(c) Dominicans or Black Friars.} {(d) White Friars or Carmelites.} See these names in the Vocabulary.

2. (Print.) A white or pale patch on a printed page.

3. (Zool.) An American fish; the silversides.

{Friar bird} (Zool.), an Australian bird ({Tropidorhynchus corniculatus}), having the head destitute of feathers; -- called also {coldong}, {leatherhead}, {pimlico}; {poor soldier}, and {four-o'clock}. The name is also applied to several other species of the same genus.

{Friar's balsam} (Med.), a stimulating application for wounds and ulcers, being an alcoholic solution of benzoin, styrax, tolu balsam, and aloes; compound tincture of benzoin. --Brande & C.

{Friar's cap} (Bot.), the monkshood.

{Friar's cowl} (Bot.), an arumlike plant ({Arisarum vulgare}) with a spathe or involucral leaf resembling a cowl.

{Friar's lantern}, the ignis fatuus or Will-o'-the-wisp. --Milton.

{Friar skate} (Zool.), the European white or sharpnosed skate ({Raia alba}); -- called also {Burton skate}, {border ray}, {scad}, and {doctor}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Silversides \Sil"ver*sides'\, noun (Zool.) Any one of several species of small fishes of the family {Atherinidae}, having a silvery stripe along each side of the body. The common species of the American coast ({Menidia notata}) is very abundant. Called also {silverside}, {sand smelt}, {friar}, {tailor}, and {tinker}.

{Brook silversides} (Zool.), a small fresh-water North American fish ({Labadesthes sicculus}) related to the marine silversides.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

friar

noun

1: a male member of a religious order that originally relied solely on alms [syn: {friar}, {mendicant}]

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