Matriarch



[mey-tree-ahrk] /ˈmeɪ triˌɑrk/

noun
1.
the female head of a family or tribal line.
2.
a woman who is the founder or dominant member of a community or group.
3.
a venerable old woman.
/ˈmeɪtrɪˌɑːk/
noun
1.
a woman who dominates an organization, community, etc
2.
the female head of a tribe or family, esp in a matriarchy
3.
a very old or venerable woman
n.

“mother who heads a family or tribe,” c.1600, from matri- + -arch, abstracted from patriarch.

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