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demoiselle

  

      n  
1      (Also called)    demoiselle crane, Numidian crane   a small crane, Anthropoides virgo, of central Asia, N Africa, and SE Europe, having grey plumage with long black breast feathers and white ear tufts  
2       a less common name for a       damselfly  
3       another name for       damselfish  
4       a literary word for       damsel  
     (C16: from French: young woman; see damsel)  
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