Rachel

noun
Ra·​chel | \ ˈrā-chəl How to pronounce Rachel (audio) \

Definition of Rachel

: a wife of Jacob and the mother of Joseph and Benjamin

First Known Use of Rachel

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Rachel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rachel. Accessed 9 Apr. 2020.

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