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QUEEN, noun

1. The consort of a king; a queen consort.

2. A woman who is the sovereign of a kingdom; a queen-regent; as Elizabeth, queen of England; Mary, queen of Scotland.

3. The sovereign of a swarm of bees, or the female of the hive.

A hive of bees cannot subsist without a queen

QUEEN of the meadows, meadow sweet, a plant of the genus Spiraea.

QUEEN, verb intransitive To play the queen; to act the part or character of a queen