Definition of "sultana" []

  • The wife, mother, sister, or daughter of a sultan. (noun)
  • The mistress of a sultan, king, or prince. (noun)
  • Any of various green seedless grapes, especially the Thompson seedless, used in producing raisins and a white wine. (noun)
  • The often yellow raisin made from this grape. (noun)

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Use "sultana" in a sentence
  • "I also knew, that by birth the sultana was a Hindu, although on being wed to her lord as a little girl, she had of course embraced the true faith of Islam, in so far as it matters for a woman to have any religion at all."
  • "And this skin was stretched over curves which likewise seemed ripened by a southern sun, recalling a sultana with their indolent and vegetative luxuriance."
  • "The sultana was a sensible woman, and knew not only the weak side of her husband, but also the way to take advantage of it."