clans·​wom·​an | \ ˈklanz-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce clanswoman (audio) \
plural clanswomen

Definition of clanswoman

: a woman who is a member of a clan The fear of incest … originated in the dangers attributed to contact with the menstrual blood of a clanswoman.— L. R. Hiatt, Argument about Aborigines, 1990

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First Known Use of clanswoman

1815, in the meaning defined above

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“Clanswoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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