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noun [countable] queen pronunciation in British English /kwiːn/
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singularqueen
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
    a woman who does something very well
    She was the queen of the dance floor.
    a Hollywood movie queen
  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. 5
    biology a large female insect that can lay eggs
    a queen bee
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