from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A female professional dancer. See alma, ghawazee, nautch-girl, etc.
- noun 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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- noun A female
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