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Meaning of MATRIARCH

Pronunciation:  'meytree`ârk

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an old woman

MATRIARCH is a 9 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: granny
 See Also: old woman



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ma"tri*arch\, n. [L. mater mother + -arch.]
The mother and ruler of a family or of her descendants; a
ruler by maternal right.

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