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sultana

[suhl-tan-uh, -tah-nuh] /sʌlˈtæn ə, -ˈtɑ nə/
noun
1.
a small, seedless raisin.
2.
a wife or a concubine of a sultan.
3.
a sister, daughter, or mother of a sultan.
4.
a mistress, especially of a king or other royal personage.
5.
Also called old amethyst. a deep purplish-red color.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; < Italian, feminine of sultano sultan
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sultana

/sʌlˈtɑːnə/
noun
1.
  1. the dried fruit of a small white seedless grape, originally produced in SW Asia: used in cakes, curries, etc; seedless raisin
  2. the grape itself
2.
Also called sultaness. a wife, concubine, or female relative of a sultan
3.
a mistress; concubine
Word Origin
C16: from Italian, feminine of sultanosultan
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Word Origin and History for old-amethyst

sultana

n.

1580s, from Italian sultana, fem. of sultano (see sultan).

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