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1. A woman of an heroic spirit. The heroine assumed the woman's place. (Dryden)

2. The principal female person who figures in a remarkable action, or as the subject of a poem or story.

Origin: f. Heroine, L. Heroina, gr, fem. Of . See hero.

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