signorina

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian signorina.

Noun[edit]

signorina ‎(plural signorinas or signorine)

  1. A courtesy title for an unmarried woman of Italian origin.
  2. (US) maitake, hen of the woods (mushroom)
    • 2013, Mary Curtis, Book Of Calories and Phytosterols In Foods[1], page 318:
      Signorina Mushroom is an alternative name for Grifola Frondosa, the Maitake Mushroom, which is popular among Italian-Americans in the northeastern United States.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

signora ‎(lady) +‎ -ina

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

signorina f ‎(plural signorine)

  1. young lady
  2. (used to address a woman) miss, young lady (ladies is used for the plural)
    Sì, signorina‎ ― Yes, miss
    No, signorine‎ ― No, ladies
  3. (used as a salutation in a letter) Madam, Miss (followed by a name) (plural Mesdames)
    Egregia Signorina‎ ― Dear Madam
    Egregia Signorina Rossi‎ ― Dear Miss Rossi
    Egregie Signorine‎ ― Dear Mesdames

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