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Madonna

noun Ma·don·na \mə-ˈdä-nə\

the Madonna : the Virgin Mary : the mother of Jesus Christ

: a painting or statue of the Virgin Mary

Full Definition of MADONNA

1
archaic :  lady —used as a form of respectful address
2
obsolete :  an Italian lady
3
a :  virgin mary
b :  an artistic depiction (as a painting or statue) of the Virgin Mary
4
:  a morally pure and chaste woman
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Origin of MADONNA

Italian, from Old Italian ma donna, literally, my lady
First Known Use: 1584

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