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 (ĭn′kŏg-nē′tə, ĭn-kŏg′nĭ-tə)
adv. & adj.
With one's identity disguised or concealed. Used of a woman.
A woman or girl whose identity is disguised or concealed.

[Italian, feminine of incognito, incognito; see incognito.]


a female who is in disguise or unknown; a female incognito


(ˌɪn kɒgˈni tə, ɪnˈkɒg nɪ-)

adv., adj., n., pl. -tas. adv., adj.
1. (of a woman or girl) with one's identity hidden or unknown.
2. a woman or girl who is incognita.
3. the state or disguise of such a woman or girl.
[1660–70; < Italian; feminine of incognito]
References in classic literature ?
But you must be a thorough whaleman, to see these sights; and not only that, but if you wish to return to such a sight again, you must be sure and take the exact intersecting latitude and longitude of your first stand-point, else so chance-like are such observations of the hills, that your precise, previous stand-point would require a laborious re-discovery; like the Solomon islands, which still remain incognita, though once high-ruffed Mendanna trod them and old Figuera chronicled them.
He had recognized by certain unmistakable signs, that his fair incognita belonged to the aristocracy.
All the nobility of Rome will be present, and if your fair incognita belong to the higher class of society, she must go there.
The Rocky Mountains formed a vast barrier between them and the United States, and their stern and awful defiles, their rugged valleys, and the great western plains watered by their rivers, remained almost a terra incognita to the American trapper.
The future is an unchartered land, a terra incognita, covered in a fog of ambiguity and fear of the unknown.
Meme interdite, bafouee et muselee, la parole du poete survit a toute persecution, dejoue toute censure, circule sous le manteau, s'evade dans un ailleurs de liberte, a la quete permanente de la terra incognita.
Between them, these feature articles probe the diverse range of issues facing this complex terra incognita.
After all, it was the US that first entered the terra incognita of the post-industrial era, in which manufactured goods were increasingly produced elsewhere, while employment and growth shifted to financial and other professional services.
On Tuesday, the band released "Terra Incognita," a follow-up to its debut, "On Being.
This 323 page book helps us in the history of discoveries, the exploration and mapping of the southern Continent: Terra Australis Incognita, as it was called on the earliest maps.
incognita on tomato and eggplant and reduced the populations of Rotylenchulus reniformis and Tylenchorhynchus brassicae on tomato, eggplant, cabbage and cauliflower.
Most of the area around Stonehenge is terra incognita.