queen dowager

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queen dowager

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the widow of a king

queen′ dow′ager


n.
the widow of a king.
[1615–25]
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Noun1.queen dowager - the widow of a kingqueen dowager - the widow of a king      
queen - the wife or widow of a king
queen mother - a queen dowager who is mother of the reigning sovereign
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The first carriage which arrived after that of the queen was that of the Prince de Conde, with the princess and dowager princess.
In the 18th century, tents seem often to have been specifically 'Turkish' in theme, followed by more permanent structures incorporating minarets and domes that were named mosques: one of the earliest was that designed by Sir William Chambers for Augusta, Dowager Princess of Wales in the gardens at Kew (Fig.
The need for a legitimate heir to the throne to replace her prompted the Duke of Kent to abandon his French mistress and marry Victoria's mother, the Dowager Princess Victoire of Leiningen.