noun pl. marchese
- the wife or widow of a marchese
- an Italian noblewoman ranking just above a countess
See marchesa in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. mar·che·se (-zā, -zĕ)
- The wife or widow of a marchese.
- An Italian noblewoman ranking above a countess and below a princess.
- Used as the title for such a noblewoman.
Origin: , feminine of marchese, marchese; see marchese