bellibone

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French belle et bonne, beautiful and good.

Noun[edit]

bellibone (plural bellibones)

  1. (obsolete) A woman excelling both in beauty and goodness; a fair maid.
    • Edmund Spenser, Shepherd's Calendar 91-2
      Pan may be proud that ever he begot / such a Bellibone.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for bellibone in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)