[mon-erk, -ahrk] /ˈmɒn ərk, -ɑrk/
a hereditary sovereign, as a king, queen, or emperor.
a sole and absolute ruler of a state or nation.
a person or thing that holds a dominant position:
a monarch of international shipping.
a sovereign head of state, esp a king, queen, or emperor, who rules usually by hereditary right
a supremely powerful or pre-eminent person or thing
Also called milkweed. a large migratory butterfly, Danaus plexippus, that has orange-and-black wings and feeds on the milkweed plant: family Danaidae
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.
[muh-nahr-duh] /məˈnɑr də/ noun 1. any aromatic, erect plant belonging to the genus Monarda, of the mint family, native to North America, including horsemint and Oswego tea. /mɒˈnɑːdə/ noun 1. any mintlike North American plant of the genus Monarda: family Lamiaceae (labiates) See also horsemint (sense 2), bergamot (sense 4)
monarthric mon·ar·thric (mŏn-är’thrĭk) adj. Monarticular.
monarthritis mon·ar·thri·tis (mŏn’är-thrī’tĭs) n. Arthritis of a single joint.
monarticular mon·ar·tic·u·lar (mŏn’är-tĭk’yə-lər) adj. Of or affecting a single joint.