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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Madonna  \Ma*don"na\,  n.  [It.  madonna  my  lady.  See  {Dame}, 
  {Donna},  and  cf  {Madame},  {Monkey}.] 
  1.  My  lady;  --  a  term  of  address  in  Italian  formerly  used  as 
  the  equivalent  of  Madame,  but  for  which  Signora  is  now 
  substituted.  Sometimes  introduced  into  English.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  [pl.  {Madonnas}  (n[.a]z).]  A  picture  of  the  Virgin  Mary 
  (usually  with  the  babe). 
 
  The  Italian  painters  are  noted  for  drawing  the 
  Madonnas  by  their  own  wives  or  mistresses.  --Rymer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Madonna 
  n  :  the  mother  of  Jesus;  Christians  refer  to  her  as  the  Virgin 
  Mary;  she  is  especially  honored  by  Roman  Catholics  [syn: 
  {Mary},  {Virgin  Mary},  {the  Virgin},  {Madonna}] 




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