grand duchess


Definition of grand duchess

1 : a woman who rules a grand duchy in her own right
2 : the wife or widow of a grand duke

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Recent Examples on the Web The jewels are similar in style to an emerald and diamond necklace and earring set housed at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, which were believed to have been a gift from Napoléon and his consort Joséphine to the grand duchess. CNN, 6 May 2021 The jewels from the tiara and bracelet -- once part of a belt -- were remodeled by the grand duchess's daughter, Princess Josephine. CNN, 6 May 2021 The storylines eventually converge on that fateful day in 1918 when the Russian royal family faced its end and the legend of the young grand duchess' survival would begin. Mary Cadden, USA TODAY, 21 Mar. 2018 As is tradition, Owens herself leads the way as the procession's grand duchess, decked out in full Easter finery, including a reliably elaborate bonnet. Mike Scott,, 5 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of grand duchess

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Grand duchess.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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