noun, plural con·tes·se [kawn-tes-se] /kɔnˈtɛs sɛ/, English con·tes·sas. Italian.
Examples from the Web for contesse
Haward lifted his head, and as Contesse passed him to set down the cup, caught him by the sleeve.
Best consult Dr. Contesse, though indeed he himself had a preventive of fever which never failed.
1819, from Italian contessa, from Medieval Latin cometissa (see countess).