bacchante


bac·chante

noun \bə-ˈkant, -ˈkänt; -ˈkan-tē, -ˈkän-\

Definition of BACCHANTE

:  a priestess or female follower of Bacchus

Origin of BACCHANTE

French, from Latin bacchant-, bacchans
First Known Use: 1579

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