queen mother


queen mother
noun
a queen dowager who is mother of the reigning sovereign
Hypernyms: ↑queen dowager

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noun
: a queen dowager who is mother of the reigning sovereign

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a queen dowager who is mother of a reigning sovereign.
[1570-80]

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queen mother noun
1. A queen dowager who is mother of the reigning king or queen
2. A queen or queen bee that is a mother
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Main Entry:queen

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queen mother,
the widow of a king who is mother of a reigning king or queen.

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noun
the Queen Mother
: the widow of a king who is the mother of the current king or queen

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ˌqueen ˈmother [queen mother queen mothers] noun
a title given to the wife of a king who has died and who is the mother of the new king or queen

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother


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