1. (n.) A woman devoted to a religious life, who lives in a convent, under the three vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.

2. (n.) A white variety of domestic pigeons having a veil of feathers covering the head.

3. (n.) The smew.

4. (n.) The European blue titmouse.

abbess canoness celibataire celibate clergywoman conventual lady superior misogamist misogynist monastic monk mother superior novice postulant priest prioress religieuse secular canoness single sister superioress the reverend mother unmarried


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