- the wife or widow of a marquis
- a lady whose rank in her own right equals that of a marquis
- a ring with jewels set in the shape of a pointed oval
- a gem cut in this shape, esp. a diamond
Origin: Fr, feminine of marquis
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- See marchioness.
- See marquee.
- a. A finger ring set with a pointed oval stone or cluster of pointed oval stones.b. A pointed oval shape of a gem.
Origin: French, feminine of marquis, marquis; see marquis .