Definition of sultana noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//sʌlˈtɑːnə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//sʌlˈtænə//
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  1. 1(British English) (North American English golden raisin) a small dried grape without seeds, used in cakes, etc.
  2. 2the wife, mother, sister or daughter of a sultan
  3. Word Originlate 16th cent. (in sense (2)): from Italian, feminine of sultano, from medieval Latin sultanus, from Arabic sulṭān ‘power, ruler’. Sense (1) dates from the mid 19th cent.
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