madonna [-s] n
Sp. madona, It. madonna, my lady; cf. Notre Dame, Our Lady
- The Virgin Mary; Mother of God; holy woman who serves as an intermediary between humanity and Jesus Christ.
- Nurturer; nursing mother; [fig.] high place; chain of slopes; range of cliffs; [fig.] merciful saviors of the church of nature.
- Shrine; symbolic representation of the merciful intervention of Mary; inanimate religious icon representing the mother of Jesus Christ.