lioness

[ lahy-uh-nis ]
/ ˈlaɪ ə nɪs /
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noun

a female lion.

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Origin of lioness

1250–1300; Middle English liones, leonesse<Middle French lion(n)esse.See lion, -ess
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British Dictionary definitions for lioness

lioness
/ (ˈlaɪənɪs) /

noun

a female lion
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