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leopardess

[lep-er-dis]
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noun
  1. a female leopard.

Origin of leopardess

First recorded in 1560–70; leopard + -ess

Usage note

See -ess.
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Examples from the Web for leopardess

Historical Examples

  • When the Leopardess returned, she asked for her children, that she might suckle them.

    Nights With Uncle Remus

    Joel Chandler Harris

  • “Something for you, leopardess,” he said—he had told her his first impression of her.

    The Branding Iron

    Katharine Newlin Burt

  • But even if you find you are mistaken, Landis, be sure to see ‘The Leopardess.’

    The Branding Iron

    Katharine Newlin Burt

  • With a loud roar of fury Leopardess sprang after him, Dog running for dear life.

    My Dark Companions

    Henry M. Stanley

  • Pardon, mighty Leopardess, but let me ask how do you propose to slay me?

    My Dark Companions

    Henry M. Stanley


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