dauphiness

noun, often capitalized
dau·​phin·​ess | \ ˈdȯfə̇nə̇s \
plural dauphinesses

Definition of dauphiness

: the wife of the dauphin

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History and Etymology for dauphiness

from earlier daulphinesse, dolphinesse, from daulphin, dolphyn dauphin + -esse -ess

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“Dauphiness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dauphiness. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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