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sultana

[suhl-tan-uh, -tah-nuh]
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:
1575–85; < Italian, feminine of sultano sultan

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sultana (sʌlˈtɑːnə)
 
n
1.  a.  the dried fruit of a small white seedless grape, originally produced in SW Asia: used in cakes, curries, etc; seedless raisin
 b.  the grape itself
2.  Also called: sultaness a wife, concubine, or female relative of a sultan
3.  a mistress; concubine
 
[C16: from Italian, feminine of sultanosultan]

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