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religieuse

[ruh-lee-zhyœz] /rə liˈʒyœz/
noun, plural religieuses
[ruh-lee-zhyœz] /rə liˈʒyœz/ (Show IPA).
French.
1.
a woman belonging to a religious order, congregation, etc.
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religieuse

/rəliʒjøz/
noun
1.
a nun
Word Origin
C18: feminine of religieux
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Word Origin and History for religieuse
n.

"a nun, a religious woman," 1690s, from French, fem. of religieux "monk," noun use of adjective meaning "religious" (see religious). As a type of pastry, attested from 1929.

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