- the wife of an archduke.
- a princess of the Austrian imperial family.
Origin of archduchess
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Examples from the Web for archduchess
"All for the bright eyes of an archduchess, rather," broke in Lucy, laughing.Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I.
Charles James Lever
In all these respects the Austrian archduchess was woefully deficient.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
William Milligan Sloane
She was studying music, and her mother, who was the Archduchess, was watching her.
"I have told you all I know," said the Archduchess impatiently.
The Archduchess nodded her august head, and the maid retired.
- the wife or widow of an archduke
- (since 1453) a princess of the Austrian imperial family, esp a daughter of the Austrian emperor
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Word Origin and History for archduchess
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