noun sul·ta·na \(ˌ)səl-ˈta-nə\

: the wife, mother, sister, or daughter of a sultan

Full Definition of SULTANA

:  a woman who is a member of a sultan's family; especially :  a sultan's wife
a :  a pale yellow seedless grape grown for raisins and wine
b :  the raisin of a sultana

Origin of SULTANA

Italian, feminine of sultano sultan, from Arabic sulṭān
First Known Use: 1585


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