Origin of tigress
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Examples from the Web for tigress
Alleyne stared open-eyed at this tigress who had sprung so suddenly to his rescue.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
But his wife, in spite of our entreaties, rushed on, leaping like a tigress.A Comedy of Marriage and Other Tales
Guy De Maupassant
"You should say a tigress in a bag," replied, laughingly, the buccaneer.A Romance of the West Indies
As soon as this was arranged, the Tigress sailed away again.
I shall therefore commission the Foudre, and re-name her the Tigress.
- a female tiger
- a fierce, cruel, or wildly passionate woman
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Word Origin and History for tigress
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