Godiva

noun
Go·​di·​va | \ gə-ˈdī-və How to pronounce Godiva (audio) \

Definition of Godiva

: an English earl's wife who in legend rode naked through Coventry to save its citizens from a tax

First Known Use of Godiva

1785, in the meaning defined above

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“Godiva.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Godiva. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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