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Definition of "queen-mother" []

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "queen-mother" in a sentence
  • "That same summer, he offended the queen-mother when he refused to make an astrological prognostication for her son because he regarded predictions of the future of individuals as superstitious and contrary to church law."
  • "The old queen-mother was fairly afraid of her; she even left off beating"
  • "How is it that an egg deposited by the queen-mother in a more than ordinarily capacious compartment hatches a grub, “just like any other,” which grub, feasting upon the concentrated food stored within its cell, expands and lengthens and emerges an amber queen in all her glory?"