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Desdemona

[dez-duh-moh-nuh] /ˌdɛz dəˈmoʊ nə/
noun
1.
(in Shakespeare's Othello) Othello's wife, murdered by her husband as a result of jealousy instilled by Iago.
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wife of the Moor Othello in Shakespeare's Othello

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