Definition of ancestress in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈansəstrəs/


A female ancestor.
Example sentences
  • Specifically, she argues that visual art has primarily been a female tradition, started by ancient ancestresses that influenced their descendants to be more cooperative with each other.
  • After a minute or two my beautiful ancestress would disappear briefly, soon to return with the satisfaction of a duty performed.
  • It is not only the passing of the Copley ancestress that is being noticed, but the reckless and desperate collapse of the old economic order - those sherry-sipping ‘poised relations’ waiting for the will to be read.
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