n.1.Pythoness; witch.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Indeed, besides the predominant wonder of Fame, demonic and hellish sights proliferate the visual field of the place, such as "Magiciens, and tregetours, / And Phitonesses, charmeresses, / Olde wicches, sorceresses, / That use exorsisacions, / And eke these fumygacions" (1260-64), "blake trumpe of bras, / That fouler than the devel was" (1637-38) and "hyt stank as the pit of helle" (1654).