Definition of progenitress in English:

progenitress

noun

rare
  • A female progenitor.

    • ‘She was a worthy progenitress of a long line of most charming women novelists.’
    • ‘We think there may have been a single progenitress - a single parasite.’
    • ‘The women of any clan are the progenitresses, the foremothers who should be honored along with the sires.’
    • ‘By ones, twos, and threes her descendants came to mourn over their progenitress.’
    • ‘The book of Ruth embraces the foreign wife, Ruth the Moabitess, and gives her the honorific role of progenitress in King David's lineage.’
    female parent, materfamilias, matriarch
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Pronunciation

progenitress

/prə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪtrɪs/