marchesa

[mahr-key-zuh; Italian mahr-ke-zah]
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noun, plural mar·che·se [mahr-key-zey; Italian mahr-ke-ze] /mɑrˈkeɪ zeɪ; Italian mɑrˈkɛ zɛ/.

an Italian noblewoman, equivalent in rank to a marquise.
the wife or widow of a marchese.

Origin of marchesa

1790–1800; < Italian; feminine of marchese
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marchesa

noun plural -se (-ze)

(in Italy) the wife or widow of a marchese; marchioness
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