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incognita

[in-kog-nee-tuh, in-kog-ni-] /ˌɪn kɒgˈni tə, ɪnˈkɒg nɪ-/
adjective, adverb
1.
(of a woman or girl) incognito.
noun
2.
a woman or girl who is incognita.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; < Italian; feminine of incognito
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  • Less than two centuries ago, new nations could still be staked out on terra incognita.
  • The terrain he crossed was the human form, the social fabric and that permanent terra incognita, the human face.
  • It's terra incognita, a place no one expected to visit.

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