Madonna

Ma*don"na

(?), n. [It. madonna my lady. See Dame, Donna, and cf. Madame, Monkey.] 1. My lady; -- a term of address in Italian formerly used as the equivalent of Madame, but for which Signora is now substituted. Sometimes introduced into English. Shak.
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2.

[pl. Madonnas (nz).]
A picture of the Virgin Mary (usually with the babe).
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The Italian painters are noted for drawing the Madonnas by their own wives or mistresses.
Rymer.
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