Definition of contessa in English:
An Italian countess.
- The dish is Carpaccio of beef, a plate of trimmed sirloin sliced wafer thin and dressed with a Jackson Pollock spray of mayonnaise mixed with lemon juice, which was invented for an Italian contessa who was on a diet free of cooked meat.
- The room was half filled with elderly contessas and solitary, beef-eating gourmands, with napkins stuck in their collars.
- Her costumes, like her paintings, are intricate and drenched in color, whether for a can-can dancer or a contessa.
Definition of contessa in:
- US English dictionary
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