AskDefine | Define demoiselle

Dictionary Definition

demoiselle

Noun

1 a young unmarried woman [syn: damsel, damoiselle, damosel, damozel]
2 small brilliantly colored tropical marine fishes of coral reefs [syn: damselfish]

User Contributed Dictionary

French

Etymology

From *domnicella, diminutive of domina

Pronunciation

Noun

fr-noun f
  1. damsel
  2. miss

Derived terms

Extensive Definition

Demoiselle may refer to:

See also

demoiselle in French: Demoiselle
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