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leopardess

[lep-er-dis] /ˈlɛp ər dɪs/
noun
1.
a female leopard.
Origin of leopardess
1560-1570
First recorded in 1560-70; leopard + -ess
Usage note
See -ess.
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  • 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
  • leopardess thanked the Oracle and retired brooding over its advice.

    My Dark Companions Henry M. Stanley
  • When she comes into a room she makes an impression the same 319 as the Beauty of a leopardess.

    Life of John Keats Sidney Colvin
  • When she comes into the room she makes an impression the same as the Beauty of a leopardess.

    A Letter Book George Saintsbury
  • I had, of course, no intention of marrying her—I would as lief have married a leopardess.

    Mr. Fortescue

    William Westall
  • Had I indeed had a leopardess for my bedfellow, or had I but dreamed it?

    Lilith George MacDonald

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