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 (klē′ə-păt′rə, -pä′trə, -pā′-) 69-30 bc.
Egyptian queen (51-49 and 48-30) noted for her beauty and charisma. Octavian defeated the forces led by Cleopatra and Mark Antony at Actium (31).


(ˌkliːəˈpætrə; -ˈpɑː-)
(Animals) a yellow butterfly, Gonepteryx cleopatra, the male of which has its wings flushed with orange


(ˌkliːəˈpætrə; -ˈpɑː-)
(Biography) ?69–30 bc, queen of Egypt (51–30), renowned for her beauty: the mistress of Julius Caesar and later of Mark Antony. She killed herself with an asp to avoid capture by Octavian (Augustus)


(ˌkli əˈpæ trə, -ˈpɑ-, -ˈpeɪ-)

69–30 B.C., queen of Egypt 51–49, 48–30.
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Noun1.Cleopatra - beautiful and charismatic queen of EgyptCleopatra - beautiful and charismatic queen of Egypt; mistress of Julius Caesar and later of Mark Antony; killed herself to avoid capture by Octavian (69-30 BC)


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