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[tes] /tɛs/
a female given name, form of Theresa.
Also, Tessa
[tes-uh] /ˈtɛs ə/ (Show IPA)
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  • Yet it would be brutal—it was impossible—to drive tessa away with harsh words.

    Romola George Eliot
  • “It is true; I forgot,” said tessa, lifting her hands and clasping them.

    Romola George Eliot
  • He shook his head, but he looked so mild now that tessa felt quite at her ease.

    Romola George Eliot
  • tessa took up her bowl and lantern, and closed the door behind her.

    Romola George Eliot
  • “This is my baby,” said tessa, seating herself close to Baldassarre.

    Romola George Eliot
British Dictionary definitions for tessa


noun acronym (in Britain)
Tax Exempt Special Savings Account; a former (available 1991–99) tax-free savings scheme
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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