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Main Entry: 1queen
Pronunciation: primarystresskwemacronn
Function: noun
Etymology: Old English cwemacronn "woman, wife, queen"
1 : the wife or widow of a king
2 : a woman who rules a kingdom in her own right
3 a : a woman of supreme rank, power, or attractiveness <a society queen> b : something thought of as female and being at the top in a particular field <queen of the ocean liners>
4 : the most powerful piece in the game of chess
5 : a playing card bearing the figure of a queen
6 : the fertile fully developed female of social bees, ants, and termites whose purpose is to lay eggs

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