friar's lantern
noun Date: 1632 obsolete ignis fatuus

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  • Friar's lantern — Friar Fri ar, n. [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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • friar's lantern — n. IGNIS FATUUS * * * …   Universalium

  • friar's lantern — n. IGNIS FATUUS …   English World dictionary

  • friar's lantern — noun a pale light sometimes seen at night over marshy ground • Syn: ↑ignis fatuus, ↑jack o lantern, ↑will o the wisp • Hypernyms: ↑light, ↑visible light, ↑visible radiation * * * friar s lantern …   Useful english dictionary

  • friar's-lantern — n. Ignis fatuus, will o the wisp, jack a lantern …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • friar's lantern. — See ignis fatuus. (def. 1). [1625 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • friar's lantern — /fraɪəz ˈlæntən/ (say fruyuhz lantuhn) noun → ignis fatuus (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • friar's lantern. — See ignis fatuus. (def. 1). [1625 35] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Friar's balsam — Friar Fri ar, n. [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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Friar's cap — Friar Fri ar, n. [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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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