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sul·tan·a

 (sŭl-tăn′ə, -tä′nə)
n.
1.
a. The wife, mother, sister, or daughter of a sultan.
b. The mistress of a sultan.
2.
a. Any of various green seedless grapes, especially the Thompson seedless, used in producing raisins and a white wine.
b. The often yellow raisin made from this grape.

[Italian, feminine of sultano, sultan, from Arabic sulṭān; see sultan.]

sultana

(sʌlˈtɑːnə)
n
1. (Cookery)
a. the dried fruit of a small white seedless grape, originally produced in SW Asia: used in cakes, curries, etc; seedless raisin
b. the grape itself
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Also called: sultaness a wife, concubine, or female relative of a sultan
3. a mistress; concubine
[C16: from Italian, feminine of sultano sultan]

sul•tan•a

(sʌlˈtæn ə, -ˈtɑ nə)

n., pl. -tan•as.
1. a small, seedless raisin.
2. a wife, concubine, or female relative of a sultan.
[1575–85; < Italian, feminine of sultano sultan]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sultana - pale yellow seedless grape used for raisins and winesultana - pale yellow seedless grape used for raisins and wine
vinifera grape - grape from a cultivated variety of the common grape vine of Europe
2.sultana - dried seedless grape
raisin - dried grape
Translations
زَبِيبزَبيب بدون بُذورسُلْطانَه
sultánka
sultanakone
rusinasulttaanirusina
grožđica
kona/systir/dóttir soldánsrúsína, kúrenna
スルタナ
씨 없는 건포도
bezkauliņu rozīne
sultanrussin
ลูกเกดชนิดไม่มีเมล็ด
kuru üzümhanım/valide sultan
nho khô

sultana

[sʌlˈtɑːnə] N
1. (esp Brit) → pasa f sultana
2. (= person) → sultana f

sultana

[sʌlˈtɑːnə] n (= fruit) → raisin m de Smyrne

sultana

n
(= person)Sultanin f
(Brit: = fruit) → Sultanine f

sultana

[sʌlˈtɑːnə] n (fruit) → (uva) sultanina

sultana2

(səlˈtaːnə) noun
a type of small, seedless raisin.

sultana

زَبِيب sultánka sultana Sultanine σουλτανίνα pasa sultana rusina raisin sec grožđica uva sultanina スルタナ 씨 없는 건포도 rozijn sultanrosin rodzynki sułtanki passa branca кишмиш sultanrussin ลูกเกดชนิดไม่มีเมล็ด kuru üzüm nho khô 无核小葡萄
References in classic literature ?
When he had finished making the little sultana laugh, at the time of the "rosy hours of Mazenderan," she herself used to ask him to amuse her by giving her a thrill.
With a turn of the wrist, Erik tightened the noose round his adversary's neck and, in this fashion, dragged him before the little sultana and her women, who sat looking from a window and applauding.
Except in special cases, when the little sultana amused herself by inflicting suffering upon some unoffending citizen, no one was let into it but wretches condemned to death.
The blow was so heavy that his mind almost gave way, and he declared that he was quite sure that at bottom all women were as wicked as the sultana, if you could only find them out, and that the fewer the world contained the better.
She usually sat passive, buried in a low sofa, like a Sultana Valide, awaiting or admiring her Ginevra, her pride, her life.
There was the young lady who 'did' the poetry in the Eatanswill GAZETTE, in the garb of a sultana, leaning upon the arm of the young gentleman who 'did' the review department, and who was appropriately habited in a field-marshal's uniform--the boots excepted.
Clare began to drop off those gallantries and small attentions which flowed at first through the habitude of courtship, he found his sultana no way ready to resign her slave; there were abundance of tears, poutings, and small tempests, there were discontents, pinings, upbraidings.
In the morning, too, when I felt weary, and should have enjoyed another hour's repose very much, it was a tiresome thing to be roused, like the Sultana Scheherazade, and forced into a long story before the getting-up bell rang; but Steerforth was resolute; and as he explained to me, in return, my sums and exercises, and anything in my tasks that was too hard for me, I was no loser by the transaction.
So does my grocer stigmatize me when I complain of the quality of his sultanas, and he answers in one breath that they are the best sultanas, and how can I expect the best sultanas at that price?
Unheeding this remonstrance, and accustomed only to act upon the immediate impulse of his own wishes, Brian de Bois-Guilbert kept his eyes riveted on the Saxon beauty, more striking perhaps to his imagination, because differing widely from those of the Eastern sultanas.
Drawing-rooms should be announced for November, or the first foggy day, or the elderly sultanas of our Vanity Fair should drive up in closed litters, descend in a covered way, and make their curtsey to the Sovereign under the protection of lamplight.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had given approval to the promotion of Tahir Khushnood to grade-21 and four officers , Syeda Sultana, Sohail Ali Khan, Dr Najeeb and Sameena Noor to grade-20 in last the last CSB meeting.