desertrice

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Etymology[edit]

Latin desertrix, feminine form of desertor (deserter).

Noun[edit]

desertrice (plural desertrices)

  1. (rare, obsolete) A female deserter.
    • Milton
      Cleave to a wife; but let her be a wife, let her be a meet help, a solace, not a nothing, not an adversary, not a desertrice.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.