ogress
noun Date: 1713 a female ogre

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  • Ogress — O gress, n. [F. ogresse. See {Ogre}.] A female ogre. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ogress — [ō′grəs] n. a female ogre …   English World dictionary

  • ogress — ogress1 /oh gris/, n. 1. a female monster in fairy tales and popular legend, usually represented as a hideous giant who feeds on human flesh. 2. a monstrously ugly, cruel, or barbarous woman. [1705 15; < F ogresse. See OGRE, ESS] Usage. See ess.… …   Universalium

  • ogress — noun /ˈəʊɡrəs,ˈoʊɡrəs/ a) A female ogre b) A roundel sable. Syn: gunstone, pellet …   Wiktionary

  • ogress — o·gress || əʊgrɪs n. monster appearing in female form; female giant which eats people …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ogress — o•gress [[t]ˈoʊ grɪs[/t]] n. 1) myt a female ogre 2) a monstrously ugly or cruel woman • Etymology: 1705–15; < F ogresse. See ogre, ess usage: See ess …   From formal English to slang

  • Ogress —    A female Ogre …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

  • ogress — noun (folklore) a female ogre (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑ogre …   Useful english dictionary

  • Green Ogress — (GREENOH griss) In France, there is a type of vampiric fay called a green ogress who appears to men as a supernaturally beautiful woman. Using its feminine guiles, it lures a man into sexual intercourse, during which it drains him of his blood.… …   Encyclopedia of vampire mythology

  • Anthousa, Xanthousa, Chrisomalousa — or Anthousa the Fair with Golden Hair is a Greek fairy tale collected by Georgios A. Megas in Folktales of Greece . [Georgias A. Megas, Folktales of Greece , p 42, University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London, 1970] Other variants were… …   Wikipedia

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