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- n. A female dancer
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. one of the women in the East Indies whose profession is to dance in the temples, or for the amusement of spectators. There are various classes of dancing girls.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A female professional dancer. See alma, ghawazee, nautch-girl, etc.
- n. plural [Used as a singular.] The Mantisia saltatoria, a greenhouse-plant of the natural order Zingiberaceæ, a native of the East Indies. Its singular purple and yellow flowers have some resemblance to a ballet-dancer.
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