lioness

[ lahy-uh-nis ]
/ ˈlaɪ ə nɪs /

noun

a female lion.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. lion,
  2. lion's share,
  3. lion-hearted,
  4. lioncel,
  5. lionel,
  6. lionet,
  7. lionfish,
  8. lionheart,
  9. lionhearted,
  10. lionize

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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Word Origin and History for lioness

lioness

n.

c.1300, leoness, from lion + -ess.

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