Desdemona

noun
Des·​de·​mo·​na | \ ˌdez-də-ˈmō-nə \

Definition of Desdemona

: the wife of Othello in Shakespeare's Othello

First Known Use of Desdemona

circa 1616, in the meaning defined above

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