arch-duchess

archduchess

[ahrch-duhch-is]
noun
1.
the wife of an archduke.
2.
a princess of the Austrian imperial family.

Origin:
1610–20; arch-1 + duchess, modeled on French archiduchesse


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archduchess (ˈɑːtʃˈdʌtʃɪs)
 
n
1.  the wife or widow of an archduke
2.  (since 1453) a princess of the Austrian imperial family, esp a daughter of the Austrian emperor

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