marchesa

marchesa

[mahr-key-zuh; Italian mahr-ke-zah]
noun, plural marchese [mahr-key-zey; Italian mahr-ke-ze] .
1.
an Italian noblewoman, equivalent in rank to a marquise.
2.
the wife or widow of a marchese.

Origin:
1790–1800; < Italian; feminine of marchese

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marchesa (marˈkeːza)
 
n , pl -se
(in Italy) the wife or widow of a marchese; marchioness

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