lioness

noun
li·​on·​ess | \ ˈlī-ə-nəs How to pronounce lioness (audio) \

Definition of lioness

: a female lion

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Maria Saegebarth, a spokesperson for the zoo, told CNN that the lioness initially took good care of the cubs. Emily Dixon, CNN, "A lioness ate her newborn cubs three days after giving birth at a German zoo," 8 Aug. 2019 His remake of the 1994 animated film is an epic visual achievement, with Donald Glover voicing the adult lion Simba, Beyoncé the lioness Nala and the iconic James Earl Jones returning to voice Mufasa in an entirely new, stunning world. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "How the heck did Disney make 'The Lion King' feel so real? Your burning questions, answered," 18 July 2019 Beyoncé stars as the lioness Nala in Disney’s remake of the 1994 animated classic. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Duchess Meghan meets Queen Bey at ‘The Lion King’ premiere," 14 July 2019 The lioness known as FLG10 is a good mother and fierce hunter, providing for her cubs in the last stronghold of Asiatic lions in Gujarat, India. Grant Currin, National Geographic, "How Asiatic lionesses shield their cubs from killer males," 26 Apr. 2019 Filmmaker John Downer, a veteran wildlife documenter, was tasked with zeroing in on the familial dynamics of various species, like Kali the lioness, who is ousted from her pride in the first episode because she's mated outside of it. Nekesa Mumbi Moody, chicagotribune.com, "Series aims to tell wildlife stories from different view," 2 Aug. 2019 Like the ability to transplant Beyoncé into the body of a lioness, the capacity to falsify reality for hostile purposes is here and now. David Von Drehle, The Denver Post, "Guest Commentary: “Lion King” remake has terrifying implications," 28 July 2019 The lionesses hunt, give birth, raise cubs, and emotionally support the male heirs. Morgan Baila, refinery29.com, "The Come-Up: Shahadi Wright Joseph Just Can’t Wait To Be Queen," 15 July 2019 But of utmost importance to the Beyhive is the question: How is Beyoncé's performance as lioness Nala going down with the critics? Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "Can Beyonce feel 'The Lion King' love? What critics are saying about her Nala performance," 11 July 2019

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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lioness

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lioness

: a female lion

lioness

noun
li·​on·​ess | \ ˈlī-ə-nəs How to pronounce lioness (audio) \

Kids Definition of lioness

: a female lion

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