Definition of Minoress in English:

Minoress

(also minoress)

noun

historical
  • A Franciscan nun of the second order; a Poor Clare. Also "Sister Minoress" (chiefly in plural, in the names of Franciscan institutions).

Origin

Late Middle English. From Anglo-Norman menouresse (in frere-menouresse, with frere as first element) and Middle French meneuresse from menour + -esse.

Pronunciation

Minoress

/ˈmʌɪnərɪs/ /mʌɪnəˈrɛs/