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[droo-i-dis] /ˈdru ɪ dɪs/
noun, (often lowercase)
a female member of the Druids.
Origin of Druidess
First recorded in 1745-55; Druid + -ess
Usage note
See -ess. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Among the Germans, Valleda, a Druidess, was for ages worshipped as a deity.

    The God-Idea of the Ancients Eliza Burt Gamble
  • Another such "Druidess" is said to have foretold Diocletian's rise.

    Early Britain--Roman Britain

    Edward Conybeare
  • But she was a Druidess in this, that she regretted she knew not what in the usages and practices of her Church.

    Barchester Towers

    Anthony Trollope
  • He thus fulfilled the prediction of a Druidess of Gaul, that he would mount a throne as soon as he had slain a wild boar (aper).

  • What the Druidess may or may not do for the musical drama in England, let her own oracles expound.

    George Cruikshank's Omnibus George Cruikshank
  • The chief Druidess, standing by a rude stone altar, received the victim dragged thither by her companions.

    The Student's Mythology

    Catherine Ann White
  • "I knew it not," returned Smith, and followed up his answer by an inquiry as to who the great Druidess Bertha might be.

    River Legends E. H. Knatchbull-Hugessen
  • But Smith had underrated both the foresight of 032the Druidess and the intelligence of her hearers.

    River Legends E. H. Knatchbull-Hugessen
  • It is curious to observe how exactly the prophecy of the Druidess has been fulfilled with regard to these hedgehogs.

    River Legends E. H. Knatchbull-Hugessen
  • From the very first moment that he had set eyes upon the Druidess he had been struck with wondrous admiration.

    River Legends E. H. Knatchbull-Hugessen
Word Origin and History for Druidess

1755, from Druid + -ess. Formerly, Druid had been used indifferently of both sexes.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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