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A young unmarried woman.  Synonyms: damoiselle, damosel, damozel, damsel.
Small brilliantly colored tropical marine fishes of coral reefs.  Synonym: damselfish.

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"Demoiselle" Quotes from Famous Books

... year 1760, as we have said, that the Sieur Lebrun married the Demoiselle de Surcourt. Interest and ambition had nothing to do with the match. Love was the only fastener of the bond. The Sieur Lebrun and the Demoiselle de Surcourt had been acquainted—had been lovers—for three years. And ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 356, June, 1845 • Various

... seats for the performance of this evening, it is proper to make this record of her generosity. Moreover, it is hereby decreed that the aforesaid clerks shall convey themselves in a body to that noble demoiselle to thank her in person, and declare to her that on the occasion of her first lawsuit, if the devil sends her one, she shall pay the money laid out ...
— A Start in Life • Honore de Balzac

... Chere demoiselle—though I do not know why I call you that, except that it sounds less perfunctory than dear Miss Cara, who, I hope will do me the honour of dining in the country, if for no better reason than because there is no opera to-night and ...
— The Paliser case • Edgar Saltus

... smile at each other as we gazed on the sky, to turn our steps slowly homewards at the sound of the bell that always rings too soon, to admire together some little detail in the landscape, to watch the fitful movements of an insect, to look closely at a gleaming demoiselle fly—the delicate creature that resembles an innocent and loving girl; in such ways as these are not one's thoughts drawn daily a little higher? The memories of my forty days of happiness have in a manner colored all the rest of my life, memories that are all the fairer and fill the greater space ...
— The Country Doctor • Honore de Balzac

Words linked to "Demoiselle" :   sergeant major, damsel, damoiselle, damozel, maiden, damosel, anemone fish, Pomacentridae, Pomacentrus leucostictus, percoidean, family Pomacentridae, Abudefduf saxatilis, percoid, damselfish, percoid fish, maid, beaugregory

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