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sultana

[ suhl-tan-uh, -tah-nuh ]
/ sʌlˈtæn ə, -ˈtɑ nə /
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noun

a small, seedless raisin.
a wife or a concubine of a sultan.
a sister, daughter, or mother of a sultan.
a mistress, especially of a king or other royal personage.
Also called old amethyst. a deep purplish-red color.

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Origin of sultana

1575–85; <Italian, feminine of sultanosultan
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British Dictionary definitions for sultana

sultana
/ (sʌlˈtɑːnə) /

noun

  1. the dried fruit of a small white seedless grape, originally produced in SW Asia: used in cakes, curries, etc; seedless raisin
  2. the grape itself
Also called: sultaness a wife, concubine, or female relative of a sultan
a mistress; concubine

Word Origin for sultana

C16: from Italian, feminine of sultano sultan
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