mad·ame   [muh-dam, -dahm, ma-; mad-uhm; Fr. ma-dam]
noun, plural mes·dames  [mey-dam, -dahm; Fr. mey-dam] ( often initial capital letter )
1.a French title of respect equivalent to “Mrs.”, used alone or prefixed to a woman’s married name or title: Madame Curie.
2.(in English) a title of respect used in speaking to or of an older woman, especially one of distinction, who is not of American or British origin. Abbreviation: Mde.

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