from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The wife, mother, sister, or daughter of a sultan.
- noun The mistress of a sultan.
- noun Any of various green seedless grapes, especially the Thompson seedless, used in producing raisins and a white wine.
- noun The often yellow raisin made from this grape.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The mother, a wife, or a daughter of a sultan.
- noun A mistress, especially of a king or prince.
- noun A peculiar form of necklace worn by women in the second half of the eighteenth century.
- noun An obsolete musical instrument of the viol class, having several wire strings, tuned in pairs, like the zither.
- noun In ornithology, same as
- noun A variety of raisin. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The wife of a sultan; a sultaness.
- noun A kind of seedless raisin produced near Smyrna in Asiatic Turkey.
- noun (Zoöl.) the hyacinthine, or purple, gallinule. See
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A pale yellow
raisinmade from a seedless grape
- noun A female
sultanor wife of a sultan
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun pale yellow seedless grape used for raisins and wine
- noun dried seedless grape
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
I also knew, that by birth the sultana was a Hindu, although on being wed to her lord as a little girl, she had of course embraced the true faith of Islam, in so far as it matters for a woman to have any religion at all.
And this skin was stretched over curves which likewise seemed ripened by a southern sun, recalling a sultana with their indolent and vegetative luxuriance.
The sultana was a sensible woman, and knew not only the weak side of her husband, but also the way to take advantage of it.
If he gives a large sum to the girl, it will give his "sultana" a powerful weapon for the future.
"Never mind," she announces, quickly sticking a sultana in the top.
Elsewhere, that day's specials included an interesting-sounding creamy potato, smoked cheese, apple and basil bake, a chunky vegetable and barley broth, and several mouth-watering puddings, such as apple and sultana crumble, and chocolate and almond torte.
It was currently dressed like a sultana, and a particularly opulent sultana at that.
This recipe is based upon my mother's cake recipe (choose your flavour - butter, chocolate, sultana, rainbow, depending on what you add or omit).
They started their life as sultana polenta cakes from a recipe I spotted over coffee in some magazine.
In a fit of hopefullness I picked up a bag of organic bran flakes and a bag of sultanas this afternoon and have combined them in a glass jar as homemade raisin (well, sultana) bran.