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MONARCH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does monarch mean? 

MONARCH (noun)
  The noun MONARCH has 2 senses:

1. a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right
2. large migratory American butterfly having deep orange wings with black and white markings; the larvae feed on milkweed

  Familiarity information: MONARCH used as a noun is rare.


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MONARCH (noun)


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Meaning:

A nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

crowned head; monarch; sovereign

Hypernyms ("monarch" is a kind of...):

chief of state; head of state (the chief public representative of a country who may also be the head of government)

ruler; swayer (a person who rules or commands)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "monarch"):

Capetian (a member of the Capetian dynasty)

Carlovingian; Carolingian (a member of the Carolingian dynasty)

czar; tsar; tzar (a male monarch or emperor (especially of Russia prior to 1917))

emperor (the male ruler of an empire)

king; male monarch; Rex (a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom)

Merovingian (a member of the Merovingian dynasty)

Shah; Shah of Iran (title for the former hereditary monarch of Iran)


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Meaning:

Large migratory American butterfly having deep orange wings with black and white markings; the larvae feed on milkweed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

Danaus plexippus; milkweed butterfly; monarch butterfly; monarch

Hypernyms ("monarch" is a kind of...):

danaid; danaid butterfly (large tropical butterfly with degenerate forelegs and an unpleasant taste)

Holonyms ("monarch" is a member of...):

Danaus; genus Danaus (type genus of the Danaidae: monarch butterflies)


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