progenitress


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progenitress

(prəʊˈdʒɛnɪtrəs) or

progenitrix

n
(Biology) a female progenitor (parent or ancestor)
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When Desi does speak, it is not with the passion and force of her theatrical progenitress. Having been told that Odin has raped his daughter, Desi's father and head of the school, Dean Brable (the film's Brabantio, played by John Heard), asks for a meeting with O, Coach Duke Goulding (a version of the Duke of Venice, played by Martin Sheen), and Desi.
Yet Gilman's utopia united by its common progenitress was not just incidentally tainted with the eugenic ethnocentrism of Gilman's time but was also constituted through it.
"Matricuaria" is an unusual word that comes from "matrix" and can be used to mean progenitress.
Tia Maria, the family's black progenitress, wills her own disappearance from the family tree in order to improve the social chances of her mulatto children.