Monarchs



[mon-erk, -ahrk] /ˈmɒn ərk, -ɑrk/

noun
1.
a hereditary sovereign, as a king, queen, or emperor.
2.
a sole and absolute ruler of a state or nation.
3.
a person or thing that holds a dominant position:
a monarch of international shipping.
4.
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/ˈmɒnək/
noun
1.
a sovereign head of state, esp a king, queen, or emperor, who rules usually by hereditary right
2.
a supremely powerful or pre-eminent person or thing
3.
Also called milkweed. a large migratory butterfly, Danaus plexippus, that has orange-and-black wings and feeds on the milkweed plant: family Danaidae
n.

mid-15c., from Middle French monarque (14c.) or directly from Late Latin monarcha, from Greek monarkhes “one who rules alone” (see monarchy). As a type of large butterfly, from 1890.

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