sultana

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noun sul·ta·na \(ˌ)səl-ˈta-nə\

Definition of sultana

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

  2. 2a :  a pale yellow seedless grape grown for raisins and wineb :  the raisin of a sultana

Origin and Etymology of sultana

Italian, feminine of sultano sultan, from Arabic sulṭān


First Known Use: 1585


SULTANA Defined for English Language Learners

sultana

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noun sul·ta·na \(ˌ)səl-ˈta-nə\

Definition of sultana for English Language Learners

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


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sultana

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noun sul·ta·na \ˌsəl-ˈta-nə\

Definition of sultana for Students

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


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