Definition of rakshasi in US English:

rakshasi

(also raksasi)

noun

Hinduism
  • A malignant female demon.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society. From Sanskrit rākṣasī, feminine form corresponding to rākṣasa rakshasa.

Pronunciation

rakshasi

/ˈrɑːkʃasi/