Cressida

noun
Cres·​si·​da | \ ˈkre-sə-də How to pronounce Cressida (audio) \

Definition of Cressida

: a Trojan woman of medieval legend who pledges herself to Troilus but while a captive of the Greeks gives herself to Diomedes

First Known Use of Cressida

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Cressida.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cressida. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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