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shepherdess

noun shep·herd·ess \ˈshe-pər-dəs\

: a woman whose job is to take care of sheep

Full Definition of SHEPHERDESS

:  a woman or girl who tends sheep; also :  a rural girl or woman

First Known Use of SHEPHERDESS

14th century

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