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tigress

[tahy-gris] /ˈtaɪ grɪs/
noun
1.
a female tiger.
2.
a woman resembling a tiger, as in fierceness or courage.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; earlier tigresse < French; see tiger, -ess
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  • During the several weeks it took to run the tigress down, an abscess paralyzed his head and neck.
  • Suddenly he stopped and pointed at a paw print-a tigress.
  • The tail of the agonized reptile flung wildly in the air and flapped on the arched back of the imperturbable tigress.
  • Suddenly-emerging from the red-gold haze of dust and misted light-a tigress ambles into view.
  • The image of a tigress coiled to spring flashed behind my closed eyes.
  • Atop a small hill, a tigress stood watch as her two cubs played.
  • tigress producers took advantage of several days with no rainfall to make herbicide and fertilizer applications.
British Dictionary definitions for tigress

tigress

/ˈtaɪɡrɪs/
noun
1.
a female tiger
2.
a fierce, cruel, or wildly passionate woman
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Word Origin and History for tigress
n.

1610s, from tiger + -ess.

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