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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A dowager queen who is the mother of a reigning monarch.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A widowed queen consort (a queen dowager) whose son or daughter from that marriage is the reigning monarch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a queen dowager who is also mother of the reigning king or queen.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a queen dowager who is mother of the reigning sovereign

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