Pronunciation: (tu-rē'su, -zu, -rā'-; for 2 also Sp. te-re'sä), [key]
1. Mother (Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu), 1910-1997, Albanian nun: Nobel peace prize 1979 for work in the slums of Calcutta, India.
2. Saint. See Theresa, Saint.
3. a female given name, form of Theresa.
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