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[byahng-kah, bee-ahng-kuh] /ˈbyɑŋ kɑ, biˈɑŋ kə/
a female given name: from an Italian word meaning “white.”. Unabridged
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  • And his judgment did not fail him when he fell in with little Bianca degli Innocenti.

    A Siren Thomas Adolphus Trollope
  • Galeotto ate enormously, Cavalcanti daintily, I but little, and Bianca nothing.

    The Strolling Saint Raphael Sabatini
  • But the hold that Bianca had established on Francesco's mind was too strong for him to be able to free himself from it.

  • Then his eyes turned to Bianca, and his expression softened.

    The Strolling Saint Raphael Sabatini
  • Just an instant Bianca appeared troubled and then her expression cleared.

Word Origin and History for Bianca

fem. proper name, from Italian, literally fem. of bianco "white" (see blank (adj.)). A doublet of French Blanche.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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