doncella

noun don·cel·la \dänˈselə\

Definition of doncella

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  any of several brightly colored wrasses of the West Indies and Florida: a :  the slippery dick and closely related fishes b :  ladyfish b

  2. 2 :  either of two West Indian timber trees (Byrsonima spicata and B. cuneata) valued for their hard wood — compare surette

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Origin and Etymology of doncella

American Spanish, from Spanish, girl, virgin, housemaid, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin domnicilla, diminutive of Latin domina lady


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