Part of speech: noun

A she lion.

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Usage examples "lioness":

  1. But you are as brave- as a lioness- a little Nemesis. - "Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter", Lawrence L. Lynch.
  2. Edwin was surrounded; and his successful adversaries were bearing him off, struggling and bleeding, when Wallace, springing like a lioness on hunters carrying away her young, rushed in singly amongst them. - "The Scottish Chiefs", Jane Porter.
  3. Norman of Torn could not have translated this feeling into words for he did not know, but it was the far faint cry of blood for blood and with it, mayhap, was mixed not alone the longing of the lion among jackals for other lions, but for his lioness. - "The Outlaw of Torn", Edgar Rice Burroughs.