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Dorcas

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noun Dor·cas \ˈdȯr-kəs\

Definition of Dorcas

  1. :  a Christian woman of New Testament times who made clothing for the poor



Origin of dorcas

Greek Dorkas


First Known Use: 1553

Rhymes with dorcas


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