Definition of Demoiselle

1. Noun. A young unmarried woman.

Exact synonyms: Damoiselle, Damosel, Damozel, Damsel
Generic synonyms: Maid, Maiden



2. Noun. Small brilliantly colored tropical marine fishes of coral reefs.

Definition of Demoiselle

1. n. A young lady; a damsel; a lady's maid.

Definition of Demoiselle

1. Noun. A damselfly of the family Calopterygidae. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Demoiselle

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Demoiselle

1. 1. A young lady; a damsel; a lady's maid. 2. The Numidian crane (Antropoides virgo); so called on account of the grace and symmetry of its form and movements. 3. A beautiful, small dragon fly of the genus Agrion. Origin: F. See Damsel. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Demoiselle Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Demoiselle Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Demoiselle

demogrants
demographer
demographers
demographic
demographical
demographically
demographics
demographies
demographist
demography
demogroup
demogroups
demoi
demoing
demoiselle (current term)
demoiselle crane
demoiselle cranes
demoiselles
demoldable
demolike
demolish
demolished
demolisher
demolishers
demolishes
demolishing
demolishment
demolishments
demolisht

Literary usage of Demoiselle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Gardens and Menagerie of the Zoological Society Delineated: Published by Edward Turner Bennett (1831)
"... epithet as a convincing proof that the Otus of the Greeks was a synonym of the bird which they were themselves describing under the name of demoiselle, ..."

2. The History of Fiction: Being a Critical Account of the Most Celebrated by John Colin Dunlop (1816)
"... demoiselle Montpensier, became domesticated with Mad. La Fayette, and was the chief director of her literary pursuits. In his name her two celebrated ..."

3. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1836)
"The demoiselle in her boa, with her muff and fur-shoes, presents a picture of warmth and comfort, that you cannot too much admire. ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Demoiselle

Search for Demoiselle on Dictionary.com!Search for Demoiselle on Thesaurus.com!Search for Demoiselle on Google!Search for Demoiselle on Wikipedia!

Search