a thoroughly or utterly annoying person or thing
She is being a royal pain about getting the chores done.
noun 1. any of several tall, showy feather palms of the genus Roystonea, as R. regia, having a trunk that is swollen in the middle. noun 1. any of several palm trees of the genus Roystonea, esp R. regia, of tropical America, having a tall trunk with a tuft of feathery pinnate leaves
noun 1. a tree, Delonix regia, of the legume family, native to Madagascar, having showy clusters of brilliant scarlet flowers and long, flat, woody pods. royal poinciana noun 1. a leguminous tree, Delonix regia, that is native to Madagascar but widely cultivated elsewhere, having clusters of large scarlet flowers and long pods Also called flamboyant
noun 1. a deep bluish purple. royal purple noun 1. a deep reddish-purple colour, sometimes approaching a strong violet (as adjective): a royal-purple dress
noun 1. an auspicious or easy way or means to achieve something: the royal road to success. 2. a highway in ancient Persia, 1677 miles (2700 km) long, extending from Susa in W Iran to W Asia Minor. noun 1. an easy or direct way of achieving a desired end: the royal road to success