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noun [countable] queen pronunciation in American English /kwin/ 
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pluralqueens
  1. 1
    a woman who rules a country because she belongs to a royal family

    Queen Elizabeth

    Plans were afoot for a royal visit from the King and Queen of Spain.

    She was crowned queen in 1953.

  2. 2
    biology a large female insect that can lay eggs

    a queen bee

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  3. 3
    in a game of cards, a card with a picture of a queen on it

    the queen of hearts

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  4. 4
    a woman who does something very well

    She was the queen of the dance floor.

    a Hollywood movie queen

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