pucelle (n.) Look up pucelle at Dictionary.com
"maid," mid-15c., especially in reference to Joan of Arc (called in Old French la pucelle from c.1423), according to French sources from Vulgar Latin *pulicella "maid" (source also of Italian pulcella), diminutive of Latin pulla, fem. of pullus "young animal" (see foal (n.)), but there are difficulties with this derivation. Also in English, 16c., "a drab, a slut."