Friars Minor
Franciscan Fran*cis"can, n. (R.C.Ch.) A monk or friar of the Order of St. Francis, a large and zealous order of mendicant monks founded in 1209 by St. Francis of Assisi. They are called also {Friars Minor}; and in England, {Gray Friars}, because they wear a gray habit. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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