Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A female charmer; an enchantress.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An enchantress.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An enchantress.

Etymologies

charmer +‎ -ess (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • ‘guideress’; ‘charmeress’ changed semicolon to comma superlatives as ‘griveousest’ grievousest

    English Past and Present

  • (= sultana), ‘guideress’, ‘charmeress’ (all in Chaucer); and others, which however we may have now let them fall, reached to far later periods of the language; thus ‘vanqueress’ (Fabyan); ‘poisoneress’

    English Past and Present

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