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 for Duenna
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Duenna \Du*en"na\, n.; pl. Duennas. [Sp. due[~n]a, do[~n]a,
     fr. L. domina. See Dame.]
     1. The chief lady in waiting on the queen of Spain. --Brande.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. An elderly lady holding a station between a governess and
        companion, and appointed to have charge over the younger
        ladies in a Spanish or a Portuguese family. --Brande & C.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. Any old woman who is employed to guard a younger one; a
        governess. --Arbuthnot.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a woman chaperon

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  57 Moby Thesaurus words for "duenna":
     abigail, amah, au pair girl, ayah, betweenmaid, biddy, bodyguard,
     cavalier, chambermaid, chaperon, companion, conductor, convoy,
     cook, dame, educatress, escort, esquire, fellow traveler,
     femme de chambre, fille de chambre, gentlewoman, girl, governess,
     guard, handmaid, handmaiden, hired girl, housemaid, instructress,
     kitchenmaid, lady-help, lady-in-waiting, live-in maid,
     live-out maid, maid, maidservant, mistress, nursemaid, parlormaid,
     safe-conduct, schooldame, schoolmarm, schoolmistress,
     scullery maid, servant girl, servitress, shepherd, soubrette,
     squire, swain, tutoress, tweeny, upstairs maid, usher,
     waiting maid, wench

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