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- n. a female progenitor
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A female progenitor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A female progenitor or parent; an ancestress.
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Their oldest literature shows how large a part the serpent played in the so-called divine age, how it acted as progenitress of the Mikado's ancestry, and how it afforded means of incarnation for the kami or gods.
The Margaret O'Carroll already mentioned, a descendant and progenitress of illustrious women, rode privately to Trim, as we are told, with some English prisoners, taken by her husband,