protectress

noun
pro·​tec·​tress | \ prə-ˈtek-trəs How to pronounce protectress (audio) \

Definition of protectress

: a woman who is a protector

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The poet laureate of intoxicating romance looks up at the night sky and finds a protectress. Marc Hirsh, BostonGlobe.com, "First dances for 21st-century couples," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of protectress

1570, in the meaning defined above

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