(), n. One who, or that which, belches.
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} (), n. [Pref. bel-, denoting relationship + dame mother: cf. F. belledame fair lady, It. belladonna. See Belle, and Dame.]
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1. Grandmother; -- corresponding to belsire.
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To show the beldam daughters of her daughter.
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2. An old woman in general; especially, an ugly old woman; a hag.
Syn. -- hag, beldam, witch, crone.
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Around the beldam all erect they hang.
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