E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Carmelites (3 syl.).
An order of mendicant friars of Mount Carmel, the monastery of which is named Elias, from Elijah the prophet, who on Mount Carmel told Ahab that rain was at hand. Also called White Friars, from their white cloaks.