sultana

noun
sul·ta·na | \ (ˌ)səl-ˈta-nə \

Definition of sultana 

1 : a woman who is a member of a sultan's family especially : a sultan's wife

2a : a pale yellow seedless grape grown for raisins and wine

b : the raisin of a sultana

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The most recent of these types of stories involves (wait for it) a box of sultanas (a.k.a small raisins). Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "School Reportedly Shames Mom in Note for Sending Her Kid to School With Raisins," 26 May 2017 Add ½ cup cooked cool quinoa, chopped dried fruit (a mixture of any of the following: cranberries, sultanas, apricots, cherries). Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Salad love: Creative, anything-goes approach will win your heart," 17 Apr. 2018 The most recent of these types of stories involves (wait for it) a box of sultanas (a.k.a small raisins). Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "School Reportedly Shames Mom in Note for Sending Her Kid to School With Raisins," 26 May 2017

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First Known Use of sultana

1585, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sultana

Italian, feminine of sultano sultan, from Arabic sulṭān

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sultana

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sultana

: the wife, mother, sister, or daughter of a sultan

sultana

noun
sul·ta·na | \ ˌsəl-ˈta-nə \

Kids Definition of sultana

: the wife, mother, sister, or daughter of a sultan

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