sorceress

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From Middle English sorceresse, from Anglo-Norman sorceresse.

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sorceress (plural sorceresses)

  1. A female sorcerer, especially one who is elegant; compare witch.
    • 1837, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Ethel Churchill, volume 2, page 328:
      The strange-looking chamber, the red glare of the charcoal, her tall form, and long black hair loose, realised the wildest dream of one of the sorceresses of old, bending over herb and drug, to form their potent spells.

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