religieuse

religieuse

[ruh-lee-zhyœz]
noun, plural religieuses [ruh-lee-zhyœz] . French.
a woman belonging to a religious order, congregation, etc.
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religieuse (rəliʒjøz)
 
n
a nun
 
[C18: feminine of religieux]

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religieuse
"a nun," 1694, from Fr., fem. of religieux "monk," prop. "religious," from O.Fr. religion (see religion). As a type of pastry, attested from 1929.
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