(variants include Berenice, Bernice, Venice, Venisse, Vernice, Veronce, Verone; Beronica, from Gk. Bernike, Beronike). Legendary woman of Jerusalem; said to have received an imprint of the face of Christ on a cloth, legends varying as to when, where, and how; possession of the cloth has been claimed by chs. in Rome, Milan, and Jaen (Sp.).
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