From French archiduchesse, feminine of archiduc, corresponding to archduke +‎ -ess or arch- +‎ duchess.


archduchess (plural archduchesses)

  1. A daughter or granddaughter of the Emperor of Austria-Hungary, or the wife of a son or grandson of the Emperor of Austria-Hungary
    • 2007 February 25, William Shaw, “We Are Not a Muse”, in New York Times[1]:
      If that weren’t enough, in 1993 she married Karl von Habsburg, otherwise known as Archduke Karl of Austria, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, and the couple set up home in Salzburg, producing two archduchesses and an archduke.
    Coordinate term: archduke

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