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- n. The condition of being an elderly woman; the time during which a woman is elderly.
- n. The elderly stage of a female Wiccan witch (compared with the Crone aspect of the Goddess).
crone + -hood (Wiktionary)
Faced with the shock of prosaicness, I intend to view the dearth of wildness in my life as a promise of nascent maturity, rather than the onset of cronehood.