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demoiselle


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Demoiselle  \De`moi`selle"\,  n.  [F.  See  {Damsel}.] 
  1.  A  young  lady;  a  damsel;  a  lady's  maid. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  Numidian  crane  ({Anthropoides  virgo});  -- 
  so  called  on  account  of  the  grace  and  symmetry  of  its  form 
  and  movements. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  beautiful,  small  dragon  fly  of  the  genus 
  {Agrion}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  demoiselle 
  n  1:  a  young  unmarried  woman  [syn:  {damsel},  {damoiselle},  {damosel}, 
  {damozel}] 
  2:  small  brilliantly  colored  tropical  marine  fishes  of  coral 
  reefs  [syn:  {damselfish}] 




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