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Josephine

[ joh-zuh-feen, -suh- ]
/ ˈdʒoʊ zəˌfin, -sə- /
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noun

Empress Marie Joséphine Rose Tascher de la Pagerie. Beauharnais, Joséphine de.
a female given name: derived from Joseph.

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Josephine
/ (ˈdʒəʊzəˌfiːn) /

noun

Empress, previous name Joséphine de Beauharnais; real name Marie Joséphine Tascher de la Pagerie. 1763–1814, empress of France as wife of Napoleon Bonaparte (1796–1809)
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