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1. a violent, turbulent, or brawling woman.
2. (cap.) a mythical deity popularly believed in the Middle Ages to be worshiped by the Muslims and introduced into the morality play as a violent, overbearing personage in long robes.
violent; turbulent; brawling; shrewish.
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