lioness
noun Date: 14th century a female lion

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Lioness — Li on*ess (l[imac] [u^]n*[e^]s), n. [OF. lionesse.] (Zo[ o]l.) A female lion. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lioness — c.1300, leoness, from LION (Cf. lion) + ESS (Cf. ess) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lioness — [lī′ə nəs] n. a female lion …   English World dictionary

  • lioness — UK [ˈlaɪənes] / US [ˈlaɪənəs] noun [countable] Word forms lioness : singular lioness plural lionesses a female lion …   English dictionary

  • lioness — [[t]la͟ɪ͟ənɪs[/t]] lionesses N COUNT A lioness is a female lion …   English dictionary

  • lioness — /luy euh nis/, n. a female lion. [1250 1300; ME liones, leonesse < MF lion(n)esse. See LION, ESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • lioness — noun a female lion …   Wiktionary

  • lioness — li|on|ess [ˈlaıənes, nıs] n a female lion …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lioness — li|on|ess [ laıənəs ] noun count a female lion …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lioness — li·on·ess || laɪənɪs n. female lion li·on || laɪən n. large carnivorous cat found in Africa and southern Asia; strong and courageous person; celebrity, person who is well known and admired …   English contemporary dictionary

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