eldress

noun
el·​dress | \ ˈel-drəs How to pronounce eldress (audio) \

Definition of eldress

: a woman who is an elder especially of the Shakers

First Known Use of eldress

1640, in the meaning defined above

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“Eldress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eldress. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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