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Monarch

Monarch

WordNet



noun


(1)   Large migratory American butterfly having deep orange wings with black and white markings; the larvae feed on milkweed
(2)   A nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right
Wiktonary



Etymology


Originally a nickname for someone who either acted as if he were a king or had worked in the king's household.

Proper noun