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ogress1

[oh-gris] /ˈoʊ grɪs/
noun
1.
a female monster in fairy tales and popular legend, usually represented as a hideous giant who feeds on human flesh.
2.
a monstrously ugly, cruel, or barbarous woman.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15; < French ogresse. See ogre, -ess
Usage note
See -ess.

ogress2

[oh-gris] /ˈoʊ grɪs/
noun, Heraldry.
1.
a roundel sable.
Also called pellet.
Origin
1565-75; origin uncertain
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  • Hardly had she finished speaking when sure enough in came the ogress, singing as she walked.

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