no·ble·wom·an | \ˈnō-bəl-ˌwu̇-mən \

Definition of noblewoman 

: a woman of noble rank : peeress

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dame, gentlewoman, lady, milady, peeress

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traditionally, noblewomen—whether they are titled or not—have served as great patronesses of the arts

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But humans preserved the remains of at least one gibbon for posterity by burying it in the tomb of a Chinese noblewoman 2,300 years ago during China’s Warring States Period. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Extinct gibbon in ancient Chinese tomb hints at other lost primate species," 22 June 2018 The publication says the tomb of a Chinese noblewoman contained the skull and jaw of gibbon unlike any species previously known. Joel Shannon, USA TODAY, "Extinct gibbon discovered in an ancient tomb. It might have been a pet.," 21 June 2018 The terrace was filled with twisted tree boles and huge roots serving as sculptures, but also with Chinese antiques and screens, giving it the ambience at once of a tribal dwelling and a wealthy noblewoman’s summer villa from a bygone age. Lawrence Osborne, Town & Country, "The Hidden Power of Orchids," 14 Apr. 2017 The surrounding cast is strong too, especially Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret on The Crown) as a impoverished noblewoman. Lincoln Michel, GQ, "The Great Bingeable Gothic Mystery on Netflix," 17 Mar. 2018 But Keller makes his Olivia, a lovesick noblewoman who fights off unwanted suitors while coping with her pompous steward, the heart and soul of the show. Matthew J. Palm,, "'Twelfth Night' finds the funny, in Elizabethan style," 8 Mar. 2018 Earlier in February, it was reported that two of the artist’s works, purchased by an Argentine noblewoman in the 1930s, would be leaving a family collection and heading to auction for the first time. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Rediscovered Salvador Dalí Painting Goes on Display," 1 Mar. 2018 The noblewoman published La Princesse de Montpensier anonymously in 1662. Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian, "France’s Famous High School Exam Will Soon Feature Its First Woman Author," 21 Mar. 2017 Her style was much copied by noblewomen of the day. Ruth La Ferla, New York Times, "It’s Always Fishnets Season Somewhere," 27 Oct. 2017

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13th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of noblewoman

: a woman who is a member of the nobility


no·ble·wom·an | \ˈnō-bəl-ˌwu̇-mən \
plural noblewomen\-ˌwi-mən \

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: a woman of high birth or rank

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