Adu'lteress. n.s. [from adulterer.] A woman that commits adultery.
The Spartan lady replied, when she was asked, What was the punishment for adulteresses? There are no such things here. Government of the Tongue, § 3.
A robe of tissue, stiff with golden wire;
An upper vest, once Helen's rich attire;
From Argos by the fam'd adult'ress brought;
With golden flow'rs and winding foliage wrought. Dry. Vir.