demoiselle

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English[edit]

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Banded demoiselle (damselfly of the family Calopterygidae), Calopteryx splendens.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French

Noun[edit]

demoiselle (plural demoiselles)

  1. A damselfly of the family Calopterygidae.
  2. A young lady; a damsel; a lady's maid.
  3. The Numidian crane (Antropoides virgo); so called on account of the grace and symmetry of its form and movements.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French damoisele, from Vulgar Latin *domnicella, diminutive of Latin domina. Compare Spanish doncella and damisela.

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Noun[edit]

demoiselle f (plural demoiselles)

  1. damsel, maiden
  2. miss
  3. damselfly

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