pucelle

Pucelle

Pu*celle"\, n. [F., fr. LL. pulicella, fr. L. pullus a young animal. See Pullet.] A maid; a virgin. [Written also pucel.] [Obs.]

Lady or pucelle, that wears mask or fan. --B. Jonson.

La Pucelle, the Maid of Orleans, Joan of Arc.
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