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lioness

[lahy-uh-nis] /ˈlaɪ ə nɪs/
noun
1.
a female lion.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English liones, leonesse < Middle French lion(n)esse. See lion, -ess
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  • The first to venture forth was the monkey who persuaded the lioness to forget her vows of fidelity.
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  • The best shot in the entire film is a breath-taking glimpse of a lioness streaking across a water hole toward an antelope.
  • This lioness is described as white, with turquoise tipped fur.
British Dictionary definitions for lioness

lioness

/ˈlaɪənɪs/
noun
1.
a female lion
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Word Origin and History for lioness
n.

c.1300, leoness, from lion + -ess.

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