Pronunciation: (hi-tēr'u), [key]
—pl. -tae•raePronunciation: (-tēr'ē). [key]
1. a highly cultured courtesan or concubine, esp. in ancient Greece.
2. any woman who uses her beauty and charm to obtain wealth or social position. Also,hetaira.
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