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Cath·e·rine de Mé·di·cis

 (kăth′ər-ĭn də mā-dē-sēs′, kăth′rĭn, kät-rēn′) or Catherine de' Me·di·ci (mĕd′ĭ-chē′, mĕd′ē-) 1519-1589.
Queen of France as the wife of Henry II and regent during the minority (1560-1563) of her son Charles IX. She continued to wield power until the end of Charles's reign (1574).

Cath′erine de Mé•di•cis′

(də meɪ diˈsis)

also Cath′erine de' (or de) Med′i•ci

(dəˈmɛd ɪ tʃi)
n.
(Caterina de' Medici) 1518–89, queen of Henry II of France.
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Noun1.Catherine de Medicis - queen of France as the wife of Henry II and regent during the minority of her son Charles IX (1519-1589)
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In contrast, French cuisine since the 16th century, when the Florentine noblewoman Caterina de' Medici married Henry II and taught his court how to cook, has been an aristocratic product, trickling down from above.
Barbie sogna Caterina de' Medici/Barbie as Caterina de' Medici.
Displaying fifteen tapestries portraying The Story of Artemisia, commissioned by Caterina de' Medici in the 1560s and completed in the early 17th century by Maria de' Medici, as well as portraits, the story of how the two widowed Medici Queens of France used powerful images to legitimize their claims to rule over warring factions at a time when women in power were rare.
An astute courtier, Nicot took the trouble to send the plant to the queen mother, Caterina de' Medici, to cure her migraine.