from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An Italian countess.
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- n. A countess, often specifically an Italian countess
Italian, feminine of conte, count, from Late Latin comes, comit-; see count2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian contessa (Wiktionary)